Jaishankar’s remarks have exposed govt’s ‘lie’: Congress

The information given by Jaishankar to the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs appears to contradict Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's claim.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 19, 2016 5:21 pm
jaishankar, foreign secretary jaishankar, surgical strike, surgical strikes, narendra modi, modi, pm modi, india pakistan, indo pakistan, india pakistan relations. india news, indian express Congress latched on to Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s remarks that the Army had carried out “target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations” across LoC in the past too, to “expose” the BJP and Modi government’s “lie” on the recent surgical strikes.

Congress on Wednesday latched on to Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar’s remarks that the Army had carried out “target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations” across LoC in the past too, to “expose” the BJP and Modi government’s “lie” on the recent surgical strikes. The party’s chief spokesman Randeep Surjewala hoped that Jaishanker would not get “axed” like his predecessor Sujatha Singh for “speaking the truth” and “expose BJP’s deception”.

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“Modi Govt’s rhetoric, bravado and machismo’s exposed by FS, Jaishankar. Amit Shah’s and Parrikar’s lies lie exposed. (sic).

“Hope FS Jaishankar won’t get axed like Sujatha Singh for speaking the truth qua valour of Armed Forces and exposing BJP’s deception,” Surjewala tweeted.

His tweets came a day after a Parliamentary panel was told that the Army had carried out “target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations” across the LoC in the past too, but this is for the first time the government has gone public about it.

The information given by Jaishankar to the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs appears to contradict Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s claim. Sources said Jaishankar made the remarks when specifically asked by MPs whether surgical strikes have been carried out in the past.

“Professionally done, target-specific, limited-calibre counter-terrorist operations have been carried out across the LoC in the past too, but this is for the first time that the government has made it public,” Jaishankar had been quoted as saying by unnamed sources present in the meeting.

The top diplomat’s comments assume significance in the context of remarks by Parrikar last week rejecting Congress’ claims that surgical strikes were undertaken during the UPA government too.

Parrikar had asserted that it was the first time that surgical strikes had taken place in the aftermath of the Uri terror attack and what was undertaken previously were operations locally executed by commanders without involving the government.

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    Sampat
    Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 am
    Any moment Indian Army is at liberty to cross LOC to penetrate deeper in POK and finish off terror camps.
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      Srividya Jayaraman
      Oct 19, 2016 at 12:14 pm
      Because Congi were always liers.
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        Srividya Jayaraman
        Oct 19, 2016 at 12:12 pm
        ic Congi suppotees will.start ranting against Centre
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Oct 19, 2016 at 12:11 pm
          No body like Congi for the past 69.years in the name of Garuni Hatoa. May be chamchas like you also must be one of them.
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Oct 19, 2016 at 12:10 pm
          Nobody can lie like Congi for the past 69 years in the Garibi Hato. May be suppotees.like you may also be part of.That team
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            Srividya Jayaraman
            Oct 19, 2016 at 12:18 pm
            Similarly looks like you and your Congi are.the only wise and ofcourse IE is an dumb and biased media. Intelligent people.will near read IE because the news is always biased.only to please.minority and Dalit
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            Trun
            Oct 19, 2016 at 10:27 am
            First time it's been turning out that DM and PM are either not updated about strikes undertaken in past or if they are just ignoring it, all these will certainly published in book by these very bureaucrats after 2019.
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            SubbuI
            Oct 19, 2016 at 2:49 pm
            Error in my below comment:-lt;br/gt;MUST NOT PUNISH FS JAISHANKAR not MUST PUNISH FS JAISHANKAR
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