Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said he hopes the new government in Pakistan will introduce positive changes in its approach to establish peace with neighbours. The home minister, who is on a day’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, made the statement while addressing the media at the BSF headquarters in Paloura area of Jammu district.
Talking to the media, Singh said, “Pakistan has its own nature and we cannot change their nature. They will have to do it.”
"Whatever initiatives India could take, we have taken. The Prime Minister broke protocol to visit Pakistan. I pray to God the new government in Pakistan understands how good relations are built with neighbours," he added.
The home minister further said there were challenges being faced by the nation.
"Whether it is the Naxal violence or terrorism in J&K, our security forces are dealing with this effectively. The Army, CRPF and state police are working here in absolute coordination," the home minister said.
Singh also commented on the boycott of municipal and panchayat polls by the National Conference and the Peoples Democratic Party and appealed to the parties to participate in the elections.
"I appeal to these parties to take part in these elections because this is the only way to establish direct contact with the people," the home minister said.
The Minister inaugurated two smart border fencing pilot projects on the international border in Jammu on Monday under the comprehensive integrated border management system (CIBMS) programme.
"When I visited Israel, I saw this system there and immediately after that we started work on this project,” the home minister told the media.
"Based on the feedback, the system will be foolproof. I have launched two such pilot projects here. We will launch a similar 60 km long pilot project in Assam," he added.