HM Rajnath Singh says no plans to expand borders

New Delhi: India has never attacked any country and has no ambition to expand its borders, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. Praising the feats of Indian soldiers the HM said, "I went to Ladakh once and had never experienced such harsh cold in life. I was told (ITBP) Jawans would meet me in morning. Thought they'll be cold and tired but the spirit I saw in them! No one would dare raise eyes towards India. We have such brave soldiers." "India has never attacked any country, nor does it have an ambition to expand its borders. Security forces are equipped to handle any situation (at the border)," Singh said at an event organised by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). The minister said there was an ongoing deadlock in Doklam between India and China and the issue would be "resolved soon". "We need peace not confrontation."

Rasing issues regarding to forces he sadi, "Our paramilitary jawans face residential problems. We are aware of this and trying to increase residential facilities for them. Home Ministry has proposal regarding recruitment rules (ITBP). Will ask the Home Secy to clear this as soon as possible."

News24Bureau with Agencies