After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted during the ‘Shastra Puja’ at Dussehra that he is confident that the Indian Army will not let anyone take even an inch of the country’s land, NSA Ajit Doval issued a stern warning to the enemies saying India will fight where the threat emerges and will fight for the greater good, not for self.
Several media houses projected Doval’s statement at the ashram as a remark on China. After the controversy emerged on Doval’s statement, the Centre issued a clarification saying he was speaking purely in a civilisational and spiritual context.
The clarification also stated that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval was in Rishikesh to attend a religious function and did not refer to any country or specific situation while talking to the media.
Speaking at Parmarth Niketan in Uttarakhand yesterday, Doval highlighted how India as “Rastra” or civilization existed, but as a “Rajya” or nation came to being in 1947.
NSA Doval said, “Our state, India is a civilizational state, it’s not based on religion, not based on language, nor ethnicity but on a civilization”.
He lauded India’s saints and the role they played in Nation Building. Doval also called on to spread the message of India’s spirituality.