Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaking at an event in New Delhi on Thursday.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaking at an event in New Delhi on Thursday.

Hope no one gets a neighbour like ours: Rajnath Singh jabs Pakistan

ANI | Updated: Aug 08, 2019 17:57 IST

New Delhi (India), Aug 8 (ANI): A day after Pakistan announced to sever trade ties with India, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said no country should get "such a neighbour". 

He reiterated former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's remark to state that no country has the privilege to change its neighbouring nation.

"Our main concern is our neighbour. The problem is you can change our friends but it is not in your hands to change your neighbour. I pray that no one gets a neighbour like we have," he said during his address to Army veterans at an event here.

On Wednesday, Pakistan announced to cut trade and downgrade diplomatic relation with India after New Delhi abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir granted under Article 370 of the Constitution.  

On Tuesday, Parliament approved modification in Article 370 of the Constitution which provides subjects of the state with the special right on land, government jobs, scholarship among others. 

Pakistan has also announced to approach the United Nation against scrapping of the special provisions. (ANI)

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