The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday (20 July) expressed confidence that the resolution of Kashmir issue was on the cards and that no power on the earth could stop it, reports The Indian Express.
“Resolution of Kashmir issue is bound to take place and no power on earth can stop it,” the defence minister said. Furthering his confident statement, Singh added, “if not through talks, then how, we know it.”
The statement came as Singh referred to his numerous appeals as Home Minister for talks to all those raking up the Kashmir issue. Singh recalled how Hurriyat leaders did not open their doors for visiting members of the all-party delegation once led by him to the Valley.
Singh was in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, visiting the Kargil War Memorial in Dras sector to pay his tributes to the martyred soldiers who fought in the Kargil conflict and won India a victory against belligerent adversary Pakistan.
During his visit to state, Singh also inaugurated two bridges in the Kathua and Basantar districts of the state. The 1,000 meters long bridge, constructed in Kathua at a cost of Rs 50 crore is the longest ever bridge constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) so far.
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