‘Somebody must control him’: AK Antony on Manohar Parrikar’s surgical strike comments

Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday had claimed that there had been no surgical strikes conducted in the past and all such strikes were covert operations.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 6:56 pm
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Following Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar’s statement on Wednesday regarding surgical strikes conducted in the past, Congress leader and former Defence Minister AK Antony said “somebody must control him”.

“He called surgical strike a burden and frustration of last 30 years…somebody must control him. I strongly object his statement,” news agency ANI quoted the leader saying.

WATCH VIDEO | Former Defence Minister AK Antony Hits Out At Parrikar: Here’s What He Said

The former defence minister added Parrikar insulted both the Army and the country with his statement.

“I feel sad for what Parrikar said…he insulted Indian army and our country as well,” Antony said.

Parrikar on Wednesday had claimed that there had been no surgical strikes conducted in the past and all such strikes were covert operations.

“Those actions can at best be called covert operations where action was taken first and the government informed later. But the September 29 strikes were a result of a government decision,” Parrikar had said regarding claims of surgical strikes carried out under previous governments.

WATCH VIDEO | Surgical Strikes: Eyewitnesses’ Accounts Validate India’s Claim Of A Lethal Strike

Parrikar’s statements have drawn wide criticism from oppostion parties with Congress saying that he should seek pardon from the armed forces for “undermining” their sacrifices for the country.

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    Anonymous
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:23 am
    Surgical strikes are a new phenomenon. Conbgress cannot backdate it to their feeble atttempts.
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      Chandu Shah
      Oct 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm
      Somebody should control Anthony. Where did this pig suddenly come from
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        MyTake
        Oct 13, 2016 at 9:39 am
        First surgical strike that was done during UPA era was on Sindhu Raksak!lt;br/gt; What a strike it was!
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          Pat
          Oct 14, 2016 at 2:53 am
          Chup anti India lungi keralite. He soeaks and nobody listen nor understands. How could you have been a defense minister you scamster. None of this anti India congress politicians worked in the interest of our motherland.
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            Bharat
            Oct 13, 2016 at 8:14 am
            Nation stoped them in few state already .. this uneducated lyers will be removed from centre as well .. ravan ka tou anth hota hi hai ye sab jante hai !!
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              SubbuI
              Oct 13, 2016 at 9:40 am
              ANTONY SIR. NO ONE CAN CONTROL THIS JOKER FROM HIS BAKWASGIRI.HE IS LET OUT OF CONTROL BY NALAYAK NMODI. HE IS FROM GOA AND ALL HIS RECENT BEHAVIOUR AND TALKING APPEARS OF DRUG ADDICT.
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                SubbuI
                Oct 13, 2016 at 9:26 am
                YOU RAT. TRUTH IS BITTER.EAT IT LIKE MADICINE.YOU WILL GET BETTER SENSE
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                  Abbiya
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 9:35 am
                  Feku and company with chaddi gang again start playing feku politics. .this Time change there formula. This gang start DALALI business.
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                    Anand
                    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:28 am
                    It often seems like all the BJP leaders are with fake certificates. Just for some votes in UP and Punjab all these unwarranted inane statements. Never ever witnessed such a situation when ministers are felicitated for army actions. There were 65, 71. 99 , but these bunch of jokers have crossed all the limits of stupidity and foot in mouth. Parikar was an IITian but again the way he speaks degrades the standard and dignity of the coveted position he holds.
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                      Anil
                      Oct 13, 2016 at 9:34 am
                      Never thought I would agree with 'Do Nothing' Antony-- the man who caused mive damage to India's defense preparedness--- but this time he is right! Parrikar is a lose canon, an embarrment and there are better people available in the BJP for the post of Defense Minister. Better he goes back to regional politics.
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                        Ashish Biswas
                        Oct 13, 2016 at 8:02 am
                        Anthony was the worst Defence minister. It suited the government. He did not know what was happening in the forces but then Dr Manmohan Singh did not know what was happening in his own government. Made for each other.
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                          tulu
                          Oct 13, 2016 at 9:47 am
                          sikular cheerleader dalal spotted 2 defend d dalali done by d most corrupt of history. only chor /lootera and anti national/anti hindu give support 2 d fake dynasty party . u seems 2 one of them
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                            aggrieved indian
                            Oct 14, 2016 at 12:41 am
                            Hey aren't u the same guy who lied to parliament that it was not soldiers but terrorists wearing Army uniforms who cut the head of Herman? Aren't u the same guy who stalled all Defence purchases and weakened our army? Don't try and look at Parrikar comments from the shackles of Nehruhi family... there only family praise is allowed so I won't understand how nicely Parrikar is connecting with Indians
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                              sethuram Sethuram
                              Oct 14, 2016 at 12:26 am
                              No need to prove corruption of one individual. IN India there is a saying, if you drink milk under a palm tree you will be called a drunkard. In English, there is saying"birds of the same feather flock together". So it is common to be judged by the company one keeps. It is human nature. The question is why did not Antony, Manmohan who are generally the good ones keep quiet when there was so much happenning around them? Manmohan (if I remember correctly) even invented the "Coalition Dharma" terminology to kepp the eyes away from "2G and Coalgate adharma". They should have threatened to walk out of the Congress and spill the beans. WHat did such a Government achieve for India. One thing that it did achieve is the fact that it kept Congress in power, with Sonia hi holding the reins from behind. So more than they were protecting the scamsters, they were protecting Sonia Matha under the belief that the remaining 1.29 billions Indians (Excluding members of one family of course) are an incapable lot. This is the legacy of servitude brought forward from the colonial legacy. Today's generation wants to think outside the square and so Antony and other's of his ilk can throw the yolk away or keep parroting practised lines to their grave. This is not judging people, but just a plea to let Indians be and do what they want and not impose one idea of one family and call it democracy. Incidentally it went out of date a long time ago.
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                                Pawan Bathwal
                                Oct 14, 2016 at 5:05 am
                                Immature Parrikar State leader get on religious ground is could not understand the gravity of Nationalpride He very much understand the on only mercy of PM he has got a high post n thus flattering is only way for his survival At the same time PM could not get more easy signing man on his signals So country has to face himActually he is PAPPU
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                                  Benny Paul
                                  Oct 14, 2016 at 10:27 am
                                  If the govt conducted surgical strike, they have not done any favor for the country, rather being the elected government, it was their duty. So what they are boasting about?, we have done our duty ! The army also just performed their for which they are being appointed and paid. I have never heard any father telling his children all through their life that, what ever you are today, it is just because of me and without me you would have succeeded in life. What this person is talking about?, perhaps a sane person cannot understand. Pathetic and a huge disappointment. Congress have won decisive wars with stan, but that does not mean that they boast about it as their achievement. It was their duty towards the nation. Successive governments have contributed to the development of India and it is not that everything in India is the overnight creation of BJP government.
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                                    Bhagavath B S
                                    Oct 13, 2016 at 2:32 pm
                                    cham- padi -much -kantrole him,the fellow dosent know how to weare and how to talk.only one thing know is doing chaparasi work for sonia mafia?
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                                      Bhagavath B S
                                      Oct 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm
                                      prasanth is another Kezariwal,spliting the BJP vote and give advantage for foreign NGOS.
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                                        cf
                                        Oct 13, 2016 at 7:06 pm
                                        Why the deal in close doors, which is a indication of under handing as well. More over it is now clear that their statement is different and working is different.......fact thinker.
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                                          Chandrasekaran
                                          Oct 13, 2016 at 11:20 am
                                          Slaves of sonia who kept his mouth shut now wants others to be like him
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                                            Bir Chilarai
                                            Oct 13, 2016 at 9:34 am
                                            This 's starched dhoti has got more creases in the last 15 days because of Modi's action than in the last 15 years because of his inaction.
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