Amid a raging debate over the surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the LoC, NCP chief Sharad Pawar, a former Defence Minister, on Thursday said there were similar strikes during the UPA regime, but the then government didn’t boast about the action.
“There were four surgical strikes (across the LoC) when we (UPA) were in power. However, we did not publicise it,” Pawar said here.
Although Pawar congratulated the Modi government over the surgical strikes, he objected to the Army operation being made public. “Some things should not be made public,” he said while speaking at a party convention here.
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
“Our Government carried out surgical strikes in Myanmar, but our operation was limited and we never tried to capitalise on it,” he said.
About Modi telling his cabinet colleagues not to create hysteria over the strikes, Pawar said the BJP leaders should avoid making statements (over the Army operation).
“There is no need to make such statements,” he said.