Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan belittled Pakistan by calling it a 'chhutputiya desh' (small country).
Taking part in a question and answer session at the ANI-organised India Infracon 2018 here on Tuesday, the Union Minister criticised Pakistan for indulging in frequent anti-India activities across the border.
"Pakistan is a small country whether it is Pakistan or China our forces are capable of replying them (Pakistan chutputiya desh hai. Our forces will give an apt reply. Pakistan ho ya China humare forces sakshmam he)," Pradhan said.
Dharmendra Pradhan further averred that Pakistan does not serve friendly relations with any country.
"Pakistan is not a country which deserves friendly relations with any country. Some people want talks, we did that initially with all honesty, but Pakistan is now crossing all limits," added Pradhan.
Recently, Pakistan backed terrorists attacked on an army camp in Sunjwan area of Jammu on February 10.