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    Indian Minister on Visit to Pakistan Border Warns of Retaliation for Any Attack

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    Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that New Delhi will retaliate any attack on its territory.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — New Delhi will retaliate any attack on its territory, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday, as he visited the Indian-Pakistani border.

    "We never open fire first, but if attacked, in retaliation we never count the bullets after pulling the trigger," Singh said, as quoted by NDTV broadcaster, as he addressed the Border Security Force officers.

    He reaffirmed the government's pledge to boost border outposts and to improve border infrastructure.

    Tensions have been simmering between India and Pakistan after a deadly attack on the Uri military base in the India-administered Kashmir in September. India accused Pakistan of backing terrorism in the disputed region, but Pakistan denied any role in insurgency.

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