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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