Terrorists don’t play by rules, so country’s response to them can’t have rules: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that India was committed to respond to any act of terrorism perpetrated from across the borders, and asserted that since terrorists do not play by rules, there cannot be any rules in the country’s answer to them.

Attacking the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) dispensation over its response to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, he said that after a lot of deliberation at the government level, nothing fruitful came out at that time as it was felt that the cost of attacking Pakistan was more than not attacking it.

Interacting with youth on Friday at an event titled ‘Why Bharat Matters: Opportunity for youth and participation in global scenario’ here, he asked that if a similar attack happens now and one does not react to it, how can the next such attacks be prevented.

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