VP Naidu warns Pak: India can give reply if attacked

His remarks come amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. (PTI photo)

India has been acting with restraint despite "grave provocations" but if attacked will give a reply the aggressor will be unable to forget, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday, in a veiled warning to Pakistan.

He made the remarks after launching a compilation of 95 speeches delivered by President Ram Nath Kovind during his second year in office.

"In spite of grave provocations, you must be seeing in the recent past, we are not doing anything, but if somebody attacks you, we will give a reply to them which they will not be able to forget for the rest of their lives," Naidu said without naming any country.

This, he added, should be understood by everyone, including the provocateurs.

His remarks come amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan after the abrogation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. 

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