J&K will always remain integral part of India: Rajnath

J&K will always remain integral part of India: Rajnath

Jammu, July 25: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that Jammu and Kashmir will always be an integral part of India and centre is ensuring that the UT touches new heights of progress.

He made these remarks during an event organised to commemorate ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ here on Sunday.On this occasion, Rajnath Singh expressed gratitude to the people of the J&K for the support they extended to the Armed Forces in safeguarding the interests of the nation like all other states.

Speaking on the occasion, the Raksha Mantri said, “J&K will always be an integral part of India and the Government is ensuring that the Union Territory, like the rest of the country, touches newer heights of progress.” Terming Article 370 as an “artificial legal barrier”, he asserted, “Abrogation of Article-370 brought a new dawn of hope to the dreams and aspirations of the people of J&K, especially the youth.“

The decision opened new avenues for the welfare of the people and the Union Territory is now progressing at a much faster rate,” he said.On PoK and Gilgit-Baltistan, the Raksha Mantri stated that these areas are illegally occupied by Pakistan and a resolution to free it has been unanimously passed in Parliament of India.

A number of serving Armed Forces personnel as well as veterans, including Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Bana Singh, were among those present on the occasion.

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