Terrorists not afraid to strike Indian Army post surgical strikes, says Omar Abdullah

Taking a dig at the BJP, the National Conference working president claimed Pakistan was no more isolated internationally now than it was six months ago.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: December 1, 2016 5:30 pm
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Claiming that surgical strikes have failed to “deter” militants, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked the Centre to explain its Pakistan policy to the nation after seven army personnel were killed by terrorists in Nagrota. “So on a day on which 7 of our brave soldiers lost their lives to terrorist bullets the government must explain its Pakistan policy to nation,” Omar wrote on Twitter late last night after the Nagrota attack.

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“It is also true that terrorists are no more deterred from attacking our armed forces today than they were prior to the ‘surgical strikes’!” he wrote.

Jammu region was rocked by two terror attacks yesterday in which 7 army personnel, including two Major-rank officers, were killed and eight other security men, including a BSF DIG, were injured, before six heavily-armed terrorists were eliminated in the separate fierce encounters.

Taking a dig at the BJP, the National Conference working president claimed Pakistan was no more isolated internationally now than it was six months ago.

“Regardless of what BJP spokespersons would have us believe, Pakistan is no more isolated internationally today than it was 6 months ago,” he said.

Apparently referring to the sharp criticism by the BJP of his father and former Union Minister Farooq Abdullah over his remarks in which he had made light of India’s claims over Pak-occupied-Kashmir, Omar said “it’s all very well to call people who question the govt (government) line ‘Friends of Pakistan’ but that’s a poor excuse for a cogent, thought out policy”.

He also expressed condolences to the families of the armymen killed in the attack. “Heart felt condolences to the families of the deceased officer & jawans. May their souls rest in peace.”

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  1. R
    Nov 30, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    Mr. Abdulla , Are you a Indian, if not quit India . But underestimate Indian forces . But remember Kashmir is an integral part of India. You Are one of the Citizen. Any comments against the republic of India will not be tolerated. Be cautious......
  2. A
    arun dass
    Nov 30, 2016 at 9:09 am
    this boy is talking like a separatist now a days
  3. B
    Bir Chilarai
    Dec 1, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    He says both India and stan should take the initiative and talk. Fair enough. India has taken the initiative in 2014 by inviting Sharif to the PM's swearing in and visiting him in Islamabad. Now it's stan's turn. Will they turn over Masood Azar, Ziaur Rehman Lakhvi and Dawood Ibrahim to India? All are proven terrorists according to the UN. If Mr Abdullah has an excuse for them not to do so, he should spit it out or shut up.
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    kamath Ramesh
    Nov 30, 2016 at 11:27 am
    Stupid abdulla, before surgical strike terrorists were afraid of dying? They come here to get killed because mullas have brainwashed them that they reach jannat. Seems like your father you also lost your mental balance.
  5. K
    Nov 30, 2016 at 9:08 am
    As long as congress and people liberation and his son Omar support these things this will happen. You and your father did nothing to improve the state from day one to till date.
  6. S
    Nov 30, 2016 at 11:10 am
    Kashmiri problem is still alive and kicking only because of mis-rule of Abdullas. When will we learn lessons.
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