In yet another reflection of strained relationship between New Delhi and Islamabad, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that a visit to Pakistan is like a visit to hell itself.
Parrikar made these remarks while lauding Indian security forces for foiling an infiltration plot near the Line of Control in Kashmir on Independence Day.
"Our soldiers sent back five terrorists yesterday. Going to Pakistan is the same as going to hell," Parrikar said.
"Pakistan has encouraged terrorism, and now they are facing consequences of that policy," he added.
The security forces foiled an infiltration bid Uri on Monday. Five terrorists were killed in the encounter with security forces.
“Alert troops noticed some suspicious movement along the Line of Control in Uri Sector in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district this morning and challenged the intruders,” an Army official said.
“Two militants were killed in the initial exchange of firing while three others were killed late in the day,” he added.
The Border Security Force (BSF) has decided to deploy additional five battalions at the Attari-Wagha border to check infiltration by Pakistan-based terrorists.
“In the past few days, BSF has shot dead eight smugglers, including six Pakistani and two Indians. Besides, we have seized heroin in huge amount, which is record in itself. With an aim to intensify our effort, we have decided to induct five more battalions, who will be posted soon, along with that, we are also installing our technical equipment in big number and improving intelligence services as well,” BSF Director General (DG) K K Sharma said.