"There is sin in the minds of our neighbouring countries... in Pakistan's mind, in China's mind. That is why we have to deploy the armed forces and para-military force on the borders," Ahir told a press conference at the state BJP headquarters in Panaji.

Ahir is in Goa to lead the Tiranga Janswamvad Yatra in the coastal state ruled by Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition. Ahir also said that right from the time Narendra Modi became Prime Minister, it was the latter's endeavor to boost relations with neighbouring countries ‘from Bhutan, to Nepal to Bangladesh to Sri Lanka, he even went to China’.

He also said that despite best efforts by India to develop friendly relations, ‘some countries continued to have a crooked mindset’.

 

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