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.