In an indirect reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India is a strong proponent of peace but it will not hesitate to take steps to ensure its national security.
Addressing National Cadet Corps cadets in New Delhi, the prime minister said in the last four years, the government has taken several decisions keeping the security of the nation a priority.
"We are strong proponents of peace but we will not hesitate to take any step for national security. The armed forces have given a clear signal that we don't instigate but if instigated, we don't leave them(enemies of the country)," Modi said.
Referring to completion of the nuclear triad, he said India was one of the few nations who could launch nuclear weapons from land, sea and water.
(With inputs from PTI)