“No one can give a warning to India. India is a powerful nation now,” he said on the sidelines of the 30th Raising Day ceremony of the National Security Guard (NSG) in Manesar, on the outskirts Delhi.
“As far as China is concerned, both countries should sit together and discuss the issues,” he told reporters.
China Wednesday said India should not take any action that may complicate the situation in disputed border areas.
The remarks came in the wake of comments made Tuesday by union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju that there were plans to construct a 2,000-km-long road along the international border between Mago-Thingbu in Tawang district and Vijaynagar in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Rajnath Singh also called for joint efforts at the international-level to tackle terrorism.
“Terrorism is not limited to one country, therefore joint efforts should be made at the international level,” he said.
Adding that there are certain forces, who want to “destabilise the peace and tranquility in the country”, the home minister said: “Our security forces are fully equipped and capable to deal with terrorists and other anti-national forces”.
He added that the central government was planning to increase the number of women commandos.
Rajnath Singh also paid tributes to the brave NSG commandos who have sacrificed their lives and appreciated the role played by them in countering terrorism.
Admiring the NSG’s role in tackling terror, Rajnath Singh said: “NSG has produced such ‘Abhimanyus’ who are able to tackle any obstacle created by the terrorists. NSG has created its specific identity from its discipline and courageous acts”.
He said the NSG was established in 1980s when the government was facing internal and external challenges on account of terrorism.
“All countries of the world had limited knowledge about the role and shape of terrorism in 1980s. No one had imagined that terrorism will be the biggest enemy of human beings,” he said.
He said India’s rivals were trying to create troublesome environment to hamper the country’s progress.
“To fight terrorism, I have recently increased the financial help for central forces,” he said.