Sonia Gandhi hails surgical strikes by Army, says Congress supports govt’s stand

Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed "very specific information" that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 29, 2016 6:24 pm
surgical strike, Sonia gandhi, Congress, gandhi, India Pakistan, Uri attack, Pakistan terror, terror, Indian army, news, latest news, India news, national news, Line of Control, LOC, infiltration,  Sonia gandhi surgical strike,  In a statement, Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi said, “This is a strong message that convey’s our country’s resolve to prevent further infiltration and attacks on our security forces and our people.” (Express photo by Renuka Puri.)

After the successful surgical strike by the Indian Army against terror bases across the the Line of Control (LoC), Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said that her party stands with the government in its actions to protect our country’s security and deal with the menace of terrorism from across the border. In a statement, Gandhi said, “This is a strong message that convey’s our country’s resolve to prevent further infiltration and attacks on our security forces and our people.”

“The party hopes that Pakistan will recognize that it bears a great responsibility in the continuing cross-border terrorist attacks against India. The Party expects that Pakistan will take effective action to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism that it has supported and it ensures that its territory and the territory under its control is not used for terrorist purposes against India,” said Gandhi.

The Congress Party had earlier this week demanded the government to convene a special Parliament session to discuss the security situation in the aftermath of the terrorists attack on Uri.

“The Congress Party congratulates the armed forces on the success of the operation and offers its support to the government in our country’s continuing battle against cross-border terrorism,” said the Congress president. Other party leaders also hailed the surgical strikes. “We congratulate the Indian army for undertaking surgical strikes on terror launch pads. We stand completely behind our Armed Forces,” Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President, tweeted.

Watch: Indian Army Conducted Surgical Strikes On Terror Launchpads Along LoC

Echoing similar feelings, party’s chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in PoK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces.”

India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads last night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages. The announcement of the sudden action by the army to target terrorists was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh at a hurriedly called news conference during which External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present.

Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed “very specific information” that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC. As part of government’s efforts to take all political parties on board, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control.

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