Four surgical strikes during UPA, but didn’t publicise it: Sharad Pawar

"Our Government carried out surgical strikes in Myanmar, but our operation was limited and we never tried to capitalise on it," Sharad Pawar said.

By: PTI | Nagpur | Published:October 6, 2016 8:17 pm
Surgical strikes, Sharad Pawar, Surgical strikes sharad pawar, UPA, UPA government, NDA government, narendra Modi, Modi, PM Modi, BJP, Congress, LoC, PoK, Kashmir, india news, IndiAN EXpress news “There were four surgical strikes (across the LoC) when we (UPA) were in power. However, we did not publicise it,” Sharad Pawar said. (Source: PTI)

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.

“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.

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    akhilesh
    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:05 pm
    Why because you were running scared
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    1. R
      Ratan
      Oct 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm
      सबूत नहीं देने से पाकिस्तानी मिडिया और वहाँ के लोग हिंदुओ को हिजडा बोल रहे हैं इससे हमको शर्म आ रही है। सबूत है तो पाकिस्तान के मुह पर जल्दी मारो बीजेपी वालो
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        venu
        Oct 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm
        stupid pawar.
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          Augustus
          Oct 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm
          That's because you fellows never realized what sectarian politics is, had UPA pla nationalism card by exhibiting the dead bodies of stanis, things could have worked out differently, but Modi is clever, he plays around with all that Congress has achieved and coupled with that brainwashed Hindus like the Mullahs he potrays himself as Har Har Modi which a normal Hindu is ready to worship
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