Paji, Aug 29 : Sending rakhis to soldiers posted on India’s borders will send a strong sigl to those with “anti-tiol” and “extra-terrestrial” mindset that the country will not compromise on matters related to defence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Saturday. “Our country will not compromise on matters related to defence... We want to convey this sigl on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, so those who have anti-tiol or extra-terrestrial thoughts know this,” Parrikar said at a function organised by a local trust which collected several thousand rakhis to be sent to soldiers posted on India’s borders.
The defence minister said some people in India were suffering from a “Stockholm Syndrome” — a psychological condition where captives develop sympathy for captors — and needed to be roused from it. Parrikar cited incidents in Jammu and Kashmir to back his Stockholm Syndrome claim. “If someone is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, he will awaken. There are people like this... In Kashmir, the problem is double-ended. On one hand, we fight foreign terrorists. Some days back, we encountered a terrorist and shot him. The same soldiers were stoned by local villagers. (ians)