Pakistan’s condition is like anaesthetised patient after surgery: Manohar Parrikar

"India loves peace and does not believe in unprovoked aggression but it won't take terror lying down," said Manohar Parrikar.

By: PTI | Dehradun | Published:October 1, 2016 7:07 pm
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In his first remarks after the cross LoC anti-terror strike, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess. “Pakistan’s condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesn’t know that the surgery has already been performed on him. Even two days after the surgical strikes, Pakistan has no idea what has happened,” Parrikar said.

India loves peace and does not believe in unprovoked aggression but it won’t take terror lying down, he said, adding that the strikes were also meant to give a message to Pakistan that Indian troops knew how to retaliate. Comparing the Army to Hanuman, he made a reference to the Ramayana in which the monkey god crossed an ocean in a single stride after he was reminded about his extraordinary powers by Jamwant.

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“Indian troops were like Hanuman who did not quite know their prowess before the surgical strikes,” Parrikar said. Congratulating the troops for the precision and efficacy of the strikes, the Minister said he greeted all its members for their extraordinary feat. “The surgical strikes gave our forces an idea of what they were capable of doing. Pakistan is bewildered following the strikes, not quite knowing how to react,” Parrikar said in his first public reaction after the strikes.

“Indian troops caught Pakistan unawares as our commandos did what they had to without Pakistani authorities getting a wind of it,” he said addressing a gathering at Peethsain in Pauri district. The Defence Minister was addressing the gathering after unveiling a statue of noted freedom fighter from Uttarakhand Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali in his ancestral village Peethsain.

India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK. Accompanied by Pauri MP and former chief minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri from Delhi, Parrikar was welcomed at Peethsain by senior party leader Satpal Maharaj, former CMs Bhagat Singh Koshiyari and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank besides Pradesh BJP President Ajay Bhatt.

All party leaders showered praise on the Indian troops for their displaying extraordinary valour by carrying out the surgical strikes 3 kms into the LoC saying it taught a befitting lesson to Pakistan which had a track record of
responding to India’s friendly advances with a terrorist or military offensive.

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    Ikok
    Oct 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm
    East stan was 2000km from west stan and we did not had Inter continental ballistic missels at tha time.. We live in present .
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      Ikok
      Oct 1, 2016 at 5:01 pm
      RAW paid terrorist from Afghanistan to which your country has paid your hard earned or looted money 1billion U$
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        Kabali
        Oct 1, 2016 at 11:01 pm
        Parikar is as good as the Bhakts.
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          IML sood
          Oct 1, 2016 at 6:50 pm
          Well done brave Defence Minister and Indian Army under able PM,to fulfill the aspirations of Indian except a few anti nationals,some even with fake Indian names seen here in these columns.
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            Ramaswami.Iyer
            Oct 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm
            Every time that diot defense minister opens his mouth, he unbecomes the post he is holding. Think if any other country's defense minister making a comment like a mentally r e t a r d e d bhakt.
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              khan
              Oct 1, 2016 at 5:15 pm
              Post 1971 war....stan has fixed india in kashmir, khalistan, chatesgarh, am, bodoland, tamilnado, mesoram, nagaland, kerala and hyderabad the most important thing is that India can just lick
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                khan
                Oct 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm
                Indian army went to stan killed 40 terrorist in 2 hours. Hard core terrorist didn't fire as they were showing hospitality. Again troops went back by giving safe page by stan army as they were afraid....... anyone less bollywood director can do this
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                  khan
                  Oct 1, 2016 at 2:42 pm
                  KIM Bon saidlt;br/gt;I am sorry but Indian people are too stupid to see what's going on. Forget declaring stan terrorist in us parliament . You can't even touch them. Geopolitically , stan is too important . It has two Vito powers on its side . US , even though it has tried to cozy up India in the recent years but you should not forget that all supplies to the US troops in Afghanistan go through stan and since us troops are not going away anytime soon, india should not expect any radical changes in America atude towards stan. China , it's pretty obvious, CPEC. China wants easy access to central Asia and middle east and they would not stop at anything to achieve it......so I am sorry to say , you are pretty much helpless against the atrocities of stan..... it's not stan which is isolated ,it's india
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                    MyTake
                    Oct 1, 2016 at 6:41 pm
                    Hafeez Saeed, udding and Dawood should be captured and brought back to India to face the trial! This will be like 50% of war won, putting on notice that India is not going tolerate stani nonsense anymore.lt;br/gt;stan would not be able to make a case against India either, since it is trying to "sell" to the world that it is "fighting" the terrorism!
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                      SubbuI
                      Oct 1, 2016 at 6:03 pm
                      THE MAHAVIR SRI MANOHAR RAO PARRIKAR OUR RAKSHA MANTRI IS A REAL JOKER. BEFORE GOING FOR WEEK END RELAXATION IN GOA IN AIR FORCE SPECIAL JET FOR SECURITY REASONS GAVE MOST FUNNY BUT VERY MISTERY FULL STATEMENTS. GOD RAM ONLY KNOW WHAT HIS BAKTH SUPPOSE TO HAVE DONE AND HIS BAKTH OUR SAVIOUR RAKSHA MANTRI HAVE SAID COMPARING SURGICAL STRIKE. THE SUPER COMPARISON WAS TOO GOOD SEE- SURGERY.ANEASTHESTIC- PATIENT- WAH,WAH-GENIOUS, JAWAB NAHI. lt;br/gt;WILL SOME ONE TELL THIS CLOWN TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT? WHEN WE CAN NOT UNDERSTAND ANY THING WHAT HE SAYS WHAT ABOUT ARMY PEOPLE AND OTHERS? GOD SAVE INDIA
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                        SubbuI
                        Oct 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm
                        MR PARRIKAR IS IN GOA FOR HIS WEEK END FOR RELXEMENT. SINCE THE SITUATION IN LOC AND IN KASHMIR IS NOT THAT SERIOUS AS BEING REPORTED RAKSHA MANTRI IS NOT THAT MUCH WORRIED. AS HE SAID THE SURGERY PATIENT IS STILL ANEASTHESTIC AND SURGEON CAN RELAX NOW. REAL JOKERlt;br/gt;THIS ITI P OUT GOT A SPLIT SPECTACLE WHICH APPEARS VERY FUNNY AND HE HANGS IN A BLACK STRING IN HIS NECK. FULL INDIA WES TENSED ON THAT SURGICAL ATTACK AND AFTERMATH BUT OUR DM IS REALY BRAVE AND ALLWAYS TALKING SARCASTICALLY WITH FUNNY COMPARISONS
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                          Adrian Akau
                          Oct 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm
                          More like a dizzy tiger waking up and ready to attack.
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                            Aftab Ahmad
                            Oct 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm
                            Very intresting story, just a story, not more than this
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                              Aftab Ahmad
                              Oct 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm
                              Very intresting. A surgical strik --gt; no one know where it was carried in stan...very intresting story
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                                babar
                                Oct 1, 2016 at 2:50 pm
                                But you still so afraid. Indians has how many these cartoons.
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                                  A
                                  Oct 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm
                                  We have done our job nicely. Now we should be prepared for any retaliation from the enemy in any form anywhere. Normally wounded animals will not keep quiet
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                                    arc
                                    Oct 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm
                                    I can understand stan being in denial, but can anybody explain why no other country has specifically mentioned "surgical strikes" while advising restraint. not even US.
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                                      arc
                                      Oct 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm
                                      Parikkar has finally spoken. As usual two days late. Clearly, as defense deal maker he knew nothing about what his generals were up to. Which is a good thing though. Blabber mouth Parikkar would have gone to town telling every chaddi and his fellow half pant dolt what his generals planned. He should stick to bribe negotiation.
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                                        abd
                                        Oct 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm
                                        Day dreams by the minister.
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                                          Bijan Mohanty
                                          Oct 2, 2016 at 11:58 am
                                          Hon'ble Defence Minister should not dramatize events and stretch them too far so as to make them appear vague.
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                                            cf
                                            Oct 2, 2016 at 3:29 am
                                            dil kay behlanay ko yah khiyal accha hay modi ,,,,,lt;br/gt;janta mar na jaty agar aytbar hota ,fact thinker,,,,,
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