Congress, BJP in war of words over Army’s 2011 ‘Operation Ginger’

Codenamed 'Operation Ginger', the strike is said to be the deadliest cross-border operation in which at least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed and several others fatally injured by Indian commandos.

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2016 1:12 pm
Indian Army, Army jawans, jawans injured, Pak mortar shelling, Pak firing, Pallanwala, LoC, Pakistan, Kashmir news, India news, latest news, Indian express Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said: “It is an insult to the army and the defence establishment to say that such surgical strikes (September 29) never happened before. It is only that the then Manmohan Singh government never publicised such strikes because it was not consistent with our policy.”

The Bharatiya Janata Party and the Congress on Sunday indulged in a war of words after it emerged that the Indian Army conducted a deadly surgical strike on Pakistan’s military outposts in 2011 as well.

Codenamed ‘Operation Ginger’, the strike is said to be the deadliest cross-border operation in which at least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed and several others fatally injured by Indian commandos.

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Congress spokesman Sanjay Jha said: “It is an insult to the army and the defence establishment to say that such surgical strikes (September 29) never happened before. It is only that the then Manmohan Singh government never publicised such strikes because it was not consistent with our policy.”

He said it was the responsibility of the media, the Congress and everyone else to expose the “brazen lies propagated by the ruling party (BJP) for political advantage”.

On the other hand, the BJP said no covert military operation of the magnitude of the September 29 strikes had been done before.

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“The surgical strike was done by the army. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi provided the leadership and comfort to the army to conduct a strike of this magnitude,” BJP spokesman Syed Zafar Islam said.

He said the Congress was feeling insecure due to the rising popularity of the Modi government.

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    Abrrad
    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:48 pm
    Media should stop this cheap political selfish slugfest. Our brave army are not fools siting in camps when they are attcaked and killed by stan army or terrorists. They might have taken such revenge several times before, BUT that is done at the level of army commanding division. Not as a government policy. That is different from current official policy and stand taken by this govt. both are different but let's leave it here.
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      MyTake
      Oct 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm
      After Indira hi, Congress's only contribution has been to bring India down to its knees!
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        MyTake
        Oct 9, 2016 at 6:07 pm
        Indian politician are so immature that they are showing the sign of immaturity to the world yet they don't even realize what they are doing is simply the sign of their immaturity! Giving the benefit of doubts they simply can be termed teenagers in politics or an useless "biom" who prefers only flir ting or far ting in the name of doing national politics!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If Congress did so much "good" things in its "great" time why it failed with all its "good" things to empower the people even by one "millimeter"? Know the tree by the fruit it bears!!
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          MyTake
          Oct 9, 2016 at 11:17 pm
          Congres, keeping it simple what was its affect in terms of empowerment of people and increased confidence of people in the system? lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Big Zero, if not negative! Yes, only if gone through school and know the difference between positive and negative! Does people need any other proof for your "strike"? People are smart enough not to waste time deciphering your "intelligence"!
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            Baldev
            Oct 9, 2016 at 5:46 pm
            Congress led UPA Government has been most useless and hopeless one. During these ten years India suffered in all sorted. However, Defence of the country suffered the most. DGMO of that time has negated the Congress claims of surgical strikes. If they still wish to persist with their claims, they are welcome to do so. They will further loose their credibility which is already touching ZERO.
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              shekhar
              Oct 10, 2016 at 12:32 am
              Isn't army job to defence of country? and hot persue of aggressor is not their book unless political will is there. otherwise they defend their position. Army cannot take action their own in democracy
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                DD
                Oct 9, 2016 at 7:03 pm
                stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;''''''''lt;br/gt;....
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                  Kanav Goyal
                  Oct 13, 2016 at 7:19 am
                  Is this Tolerance? Banning BEEF ?? People getting slaughtered because of BEEF.. Why not PORK. according to Muslim, it too is prohibited. India is a secular nation. Keep Everything Equivalent.
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