MEA Responds to Al-Zawahiri's Threat to India, Says 'Indian Forces Well Equipped For Maintaining Our Territorial Integrity And Sovereignty'
MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, July 11: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MEA) on Thursday responded to Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri's threat to India. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that we hear these kinds of threats daily, there is no need to take it seriously. Kumar further added that the Indian forces are well equipped and capable of maintaining our territorial integrity and sovereignty.

On Wednesday, Al-Qaeda released a new video message of its chief titled "Don't Forget Kashmir". In the video message, Al-Zawahiri asked "Mujahideen in Kashmir" to carry out attacks on the Indian Army. The Al-Qaeda chief called Pakistan's army and government as "toadies of America" and said Islamabad's rivalry with India is over the border issue.

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MEA's Statement on Kartapur Corridor:

Apart from this issue, the MEA spokesperson in his media briefing also talked about the Kartarpur Corridor. Kumar said that the Indian government want project to be expeditiously completed. Pakistan, India Officials Meet, Discuss Modalities for Kartarpur Corridor.

He added, "As far as infrastructure is concerned, work on two important aspects, on state of the art passenger terminal and on a four-lane highway which is going to connect zero point of Kartarpur Corridor to the national highway." The work on these projects is expected to be completed by September and October this year.