Surgical strikes: I will only share credit, major share goes to PM Modi, says Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar was speaking at the MET 2016 (Materials Engineering Technology) conference in Mumbai.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 12, 2016 5:47 pm
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that the credit for the surgical strikes that destroyed terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir must go to the Indian Army, adding that he would only share a part of it. Parrikar also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for green signaling the strikes.

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“I don’t mind sharing credits, including the surgical strikes, with every countryman because it is done by our Armed Forces and not by any political party. So all Indians, including those doubting Thomases, also can share the credit. As for myself, I will only share the credit at the most… the major share goes to the Prime Minister but the issue I will at least claim the credit (for) is decision making ability and planning. So I think that should settle the nerves of many people…,” Parrikar said, adding, “I understand quite well because I’m a politician though not a politician by profession… that people’s sentiments are satisfied.”

Parrikar was speaking at the MET 2016 (Materials Engineering Technology) conference in Mumbai.

Last Thursday, at an event in Lucknow, Defence Minister Parrikar hit out at those he said were doubting the Army operation and calling for proof of the surgical strikes. “No one ever doubted the bravery of our forces, but for the first time some people are expressing doubts… A race seems to be on. There’s a reason why they are asking for proof. Many people are afraid that Modi’s image will increase (after the surgical strikes).”

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The Indian Army, on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, conducted surgical strikes across the LoC to eliminate terrorists waiting at launchpads, ready to infiltrate the country and carry out attacks. The announcement was made by DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh at a joint press conference with the Ministry of External Affairs on the following day.

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    Gh
    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:08 am
    This joker is a disgrace to nation and govt
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      Fire
      Oct 12, 2016 at 10:11 am
      Yes they are and cow is cure to all illnesses
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        Fire
        Oct 12, 2016 at 10:15 am
        You have only to share because surgical strikes were made in your bedroom and you were sleeping. Next day you came to know how d of you wife were effected.
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          Fire
          Oct 12, 2016 at 7:50 am
          He is talking of surgical strikes which he made in his bedroom.
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            Fire
            Oct 12, 2016 at 7:42 am
            You are at liberty share lies. It is your family matter. Don't worry
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              khan
              Oct 12, 2016 at 10:24 am
              No proofs of any ‘surgical strikes’ on LoC: UN Monitoring Group (UNMOGIP)
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                Lal Bihari
                Oct 12, 2016 at 7:56 am
                Surgical strikes. LODHE KA BAAL. Past three days forces have not been able to neutralize 2 militants in pampore and you talk about surgical strikes. You are not fit to be a Dm. Get your tharra and roll on the beach you choot.
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                  Michellegt;Vedicgt;human
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 9:31 am
                  After caught unaware in the middle of that night of surprise strike which forever changed the porkies fright and FATE,----one more Indian surgical strike will put porkies and its allies into coma in a non SURGRICAL state.
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                    abdul
                    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:21 am
                    Great steps from the Government . Ensure those attacks are continued and demoralize stan army. Credit goes to PM Modi for surgical strikes and same time accountability in Kashmir present condition also the credit of Prime Minister Modi. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt; Congress and other parties are nerves that they are sure in next election they will never win and BJP could be the major single political party in Utter Pradesh.
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                      aijaznisar
                      Oct 12, 2016 at 8:13 am
                      Surgical strike its some kind of joke.... drinking tea at expense of tax payer..modi production is on the way once its ready it will be release all over the world..
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                        Amir Khan
                        Oct 12, 2016 at 9:45 am
                        slaughter modi's government flop...... modi pushed its natin to darkness.
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                          Anandan
                          Oct 12, 2016 at 11:49 am
                          The day is not far that this immature parikar may say Modi only did the surgical strike when Indian army was looking on.
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                            Anand Prakash
                            Oct 13, 2016 at 6:37 am
                            Feku's government has been in a coma for the past two years. It needed surgery but instead conveniently usurped the glory of the action undertaken by our brave jawans to show that feku's government is stirring out of its sleep.
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                              A.N.Ansari
                              Oct 12, 2016 at 9:20 am
                              How shameless people are you telling lies again and again to your own people only to put alive anti stan sentiment for your dirty vote politics, shame on you Mr. M. Parrikar.
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                                Kris
                                Oct 12, 2016 at 9:18 am
                                Sreenivasan, are you in proper senses? What should the government do? Terrorist acts are taking place in India over the last 30 years and many such incidence happened under different governments? The security lapses are on account of various factors which our army can very well explain.Regarding the surgical strike, the government deserves credit for planning and allowing the army to carry out the strike. India is fighting a war in JandK and the Uri incident is a part of that war and the soldiers died a heroic death fighting the terrorists. The terrorists are cowards, and a part of the stan army who come in the guise of freedom fighters but cannot fight openly. Each incident a learning curve for army and they are taking measures to minimise the losses. Fortunately we do not have a ineffective and inefficient defence minister like Antony at the helm. Parrikar is a very intelligent and committed minister and he will do everything to protect the nation. Under UPA it was commission and not commitment that mattered. We do not have such a situation now.
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                                  W.R.
                                  Oct 12, 2016 at 8:52 am
                                  Not a single country in the world endorsed or backed stand along with India on this. Huge blow for our government and this fake drama of Modi is exposed to fool our own people. Not even Russia !!! Why our government is mocking us at international level ?? We are only hurting ourselves at international politics
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                                    aslam
                                    Oct 12, 2016 at 8:38 am
                                    its called you praise me i will praise u
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                                      Indian First
                                      Oct 12, 2016 at 8:18 am
                                      Psycho...under rating the security forces.
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                                        Ramamurthy
                                        Oct 12, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                                        Too much of self-glorification makes one feel sickening. There is no doubt that Hon. P.M. Modi has taken a very bold step (by O.K.ying `surgical strikes') and every Indian feels proud. But too much of talking about this issue would serve nobody's interest. Hope Defence Minister would understand.
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                                          cf
                                          Oct 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                                          What a idea of imaginary sharing credit of imaginary strikes. No need to explain to any thing weather you agree or not.
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                                            ASHOK KUMAR
                                            Oct 12, 2016 at 9:33 am
                                            With such atude of political parties to make sensitive issue as political card , India can never become world power. Modi is no different than other political parties.
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