Delhi: A day after the deadly attack in Pampore, in which eight CRPF personnel were killed and 21 injured, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that as far as Pakistan was concerned it was important to be alert all the times.
He also said, in an interview to Times Now channel, that "the first thing is that with whom in Pakistan you will decide about laxman rekha - with an elected government or with other actors. So India will have to be alert and conscious all the time. There should not be any laxity and negligence."
PM Modi was asked what is the 'lakshman rekha' for holding talks Pakistan because in 2014 it was said it will be only talks between the two countries and not with Hurriyat, the second was 26/11 and now Pathankot.
The PM maintained that his going to Pakistan and his invitation to Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in May 2014 had made the world take notice of India's fight with terror.
"Now I do not have to explain anything to the world. The whole world is accepting what India says on terrorism. It is accepting the loss caused to India by terorrism, the loss caused to humanity by terrorism. Earlier they used to say that it was India's law and order problem," he said and added, "If we remain an obstacle then we will have to convince the world that we are not like this."
He added that free hand had been given to forces on dealing with issues on the border. "Everybody is carrying out their duties. Our jawans are risking their lives to protect the country," he said.
Moreover, PM Modi said that India has always wanted a 'friendly relation' with its neighbours.
In the deadliest attack on security forces in recent years terrorists had rained bullets on a bus carrying CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir on June 25.
"First hand impression of the bodies of terrorists is that both appear to be Pakistanis, definietly from Lashksr, and in all likelihood they were Fidayeen (suicide attackers)," Inspector General of CRPF Nalin Prabhat had said then, as per PTI.
Yesterday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had clearly accused Pakistan of trying to destabilise India and had said a central team will look into possible lapses which may have led to the incident.
He had also said that security forces have "standing orders" not to fire the first bullet, but "not count bullets while retaliating".
(With PTI inputs)