Cuttack: Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that he had told jawans that I respect martyrdom but you are trained to kill the enemy, not to die.
The statement by Manohar Parrikar came in the wake of Saturday's attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pampore of Jammu and Kashmir.
Also, the Defence Minister said that he has instructed the security forces to reply with full force if threatened.
Parrikar hailed the relentless endeavours of the security forces and said that several infiltrators have been gunned down in the past two months.
Manohar Parrikar was addressing a gathering at Sarala Bhawan as part of the BJP's 'Vikas Utsav'.