PM Modi cautions Cabinet colleagues against hysteria over surgical strikes

His word of caution came against the backdrop of demands that the government should present proof about the cross-LoC raids to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:October 5, 2016 6:07 pm
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Amid a raging debate over the surgical strikes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is understood to have cautioned his Cabinet colleagues today against creating a hysteria over the military action against terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC).

During the Cabinet meeting, he is understood to have told his ministerial colleagues that only authorised people should speak on the issue of surgical strikes and one should avoid speaking out-of-turn, sources said.

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His word of caution came against the backdrop of demands that the government should present proof about the cross-LoC raids to counter the smear campaign by Pakistan.

The demand has triggered a raging debate on whether the proof should be provided or not.

The BJP and experts are against disclosing details of the operation by the Special Forces.

Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence which was to meet tomorrow for a briefing by the representatives of the Ministry of Defence on ‘Surgical Strikes across the Line of Control (LoC)’ has decided to postpone the meeting. The panel will now meet on October 14.

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    Onkar Singh
    Oct 6, 2016 at 6:06 am
    The problem with Modi and Doval is that they want to capture the centre stage.They want to show off.And when things get out of control,they don't know how to handle the situation.So why create a situation which will need handling later on? So Congress was right when it said that such operations were conducted by them too,but the difference was this that what they did silently Modi did it with fanfare.Consequence? People are being evacuated from the border villages.Escalation of tension along the border heightened.Jingoists won't know what it means to leave your homes and live in camps leaving your cattle and livestock to their own fate.Modi wants to hide his failure behind these surgical strikes.But Modi should as well as the country should know how many days ammunition is available to the Army in case of full-scale war,any idea? stan should be taken to task,surely,but not in a style of fanfare where things go wrong.
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      Dilip
      Oct 6, 2016 at 4:13 am
      This was only a start - with Ajit Doval by Modi's side, trust me, there are lot more 'Chanakya' moves coming. It will get ugly before it gets better. military and Mullahs are furious, and just do not know what that crazy unstable minds can do. Whatever they do, they will more pain inflicted, step by step, until they are weakened so much, that they will ask for mercy.
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        Prateik
        Oct 5, 2016 at 3:11 pm
        Modi is an . He is not allowing me BHAKTS to take leverage of the Surgical strikes and maintain my image.
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          Fire
          Oct 6, 2016 at 3:05 am
          I will enter in your mother's after shaving my hesd
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            Fire
            Oct 5, 2016 at 7:07 pm
            It will be divided by Low cost hindues whose rights have Bern usurped by these high cast drinkers
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              Fire
              Oct 5, 2016 at 6:49 pm
              No this DD is repeating same this and has no argument. You please watch this DD then you will also change your opinion about him. He never thinks positive and this Preetiak is supporting him for nothing
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                Fire
                Oct 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm
                Your mother's is leaking . Get it plugged. Otherwise I will plug it and charge f. U.c.k of your sister
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                  Jim
                  Oct 5, 2016 at 10:28 pm
                  But why are ch000tiyas commenting here below not getting Modi's message
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                    Mickey
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 12:04 am
                    Fire r u cut? Or your mom was on fire when u born with a match box from inside her ... Lets not get there climate is cold outhere... I dnt wanna talk about campfire for now... Hope u got it loud and clear.
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                      Dobadodu
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 11:48 am
                      The unforgettable Surgical Strike of the Great Indian Army was, where 33 para troopers of the 10th Para Regiment were brutally killed by the LTTE during heli-landing to the ground of University of Jaffna on 11th October 1987! We still remember it Mr. Subramani! The heli-borne ault on the Jaffna University was one significant phase of the battle code named �Operation Pawan� on the night of 11 October 1987. Aim of this commando raid was to capture the top LTTE terrorist leadership and local commanders who were operating inside the University building at the time of the raid, according to Indian Intelligence. Thus thirty three para troopers including Lieutenant Colonel A.K. Chhabra fell victim to LTTE indiscriminate fire halfway their landing. "Firing at para troopers before their landing was a blatant violation of the Geneva Convention ped in 1949." India said ( is the Indian version of Geneva Convention which does not applies to Indian Occupied Kashmir).lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Let us see how The Great Indian 'Zeros' were respecting the same Geneva Convention: The Jaffna hospital macre occurred on October 21 and 22, 1987, during the Sri Lankan Civil War, when troops of the Indian Army entered the premises of the Jaffna Teaching Hospital in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, and killed between 60-70 patients and staf. The rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, the government of Sri Lanka, and independent observers such as the University Teachers for Human Rights and others have called it a macre of civilians. Same thing is repeated by the Great Indian 'zeros' in Indian Occupied Kashmir today! lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;We also remember how the 90,000 strong Great Indian Army struggled with 4000 Hindu Tamil Tiger Terrorists and left Sri Lanka unsuccessfully with shame after loosing over 2000 Great Indian 'Zeros' in action and several thousand wounded! It was the mighty stani Airforce which finally helped Sri Lanka to defeat Terrorism forever!
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                        MyTake
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 7:15 pm
                        "Country" should belong to human not animals! What makes a so called "human" different from an animal who works like an animal only on instinct (which now has spread even among the dependers of only "one truth") without using brain or a sense of logic? When was the last time any stani read anything in school books about PEACE and HUMANITY? Can you check that from year 5 to year 10 books and come back with a definite answer? Why you think your Islamic "brothers" are avoiding you like plague?
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                          MyTake
                          Oct 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                          The best proof will be to take Couple of doubters and leave them on the other side, next time around! "State actors" from one side and "non state actors" from another will make a good combination!
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                            Robert
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm
                            Third world nations fighting like animals. That's why you are third world.
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                              SubbuI
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 3:28 pm
                              MODI IS NOT AN . HE IS A CUNNING FOX. HIS BAKTHS HAVE ALREADY TAKEN ENOUGH LEVERAGE TO THE EXTEND OF MAKING POSTERS(5 LACS)lt;br/gt;AND PASTED ALL OVER U.P IN WHICH MODI IS SHOWN AS LORD RAM.NAWAZ AS RAVAN. OUR DGMO AS . PARRIKAR As LAXMAN AND OUR SOLDIERS AS VANAR SENA. WHAT MORE HE CAN WANT. NOW HE SAYS "HOLD". DISGUSTING POLITICS
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                                SubbuI
                                Oct 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm
                                FEKU IS SMART AND HE KNOWS FROM PERSONEL EXPERIENCE THAT EMPTY VESSEL MAKES MORE NOISE.SO HE IS CAUTIONING HIS GANG.FIRST THIS LIAR MUST ASK HIS BAKTHS TO REMOVE ALL RELEGIOUS FLAVOURED POSTERS IN lt;br/gt;U.P AND OTHER ELECTION BOUND STATES AS HE IS AS RAM AND HIS SECRET FRIEND NAWAZ AS RAVAN AND OUR DGMO AS AND SOLDIERS AS VANARA SENA. SHAME ON THIS DECEIVER
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                                  Vivek
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm
                                  Kujli kyo stan media ki headlines pasand hai all praises for kejri for the support at the crucial time this is great help that had come from congis and kejju second time after JNU
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                                    Vikrant
                                    Oct 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm
                                    What happened. Aaptards and congressi lerches who were earlier mocking Govt after URI attack are now scared as none of their spinless leaders have guts to stand up to Modis stature.
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                                      Anandan
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 4:51 am
                                      he himself is doing the chest thumping then what is the meaning of his statement???This is a PR exercise of a regular feature of the army. Modi create a drama out of every thing as if this the the first time in the history of the Indian army. He forget same army only liberated Bangladesh. I do not think Madame Indira hi did any chest thumping after the liberation.
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                                        Arun
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                                        If the public of stan are convinced that India had attacked within their territory then they raise up and force stan to declare war with India.
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                                          Avinash
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                                          Photo shopped image...does he apply lipstick?
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                                            Avinash
                                            Oct 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm
                                            This is unfortunately true.
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