Surgical strikes proved that India can defend itself, ensure security: PM Narendra Modi

Speaking about India's surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC last year after the Uri attack, the Prime Minister said that these strikes were proof that the nation can stand up in its own defense when needed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 26, 2017 4:31 pm
pm modi, narendra modi, modi-trump, ngo crackdown, christian charity organisation, Foreign Contributions Regulations Act, india news, indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has always followed the path of development within the confines of the global order and rule of law. (PTI)

Heaping praise on India’s military prowess, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the country can defend itself and has convinced the world that the menace of terrorism needs to be eliminated. Speaking about India’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC last year after the Uri attack, the Prime Minister said that these strikes were proof that the nation can stand up in its own defense when needed. Speaking at a community reception at the Ritz Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, Modi said:”When India talked of terrorism 20 years back, many in the world said it was a law and order problem and didn’t understand it. Now terrorists have explained terrorism to them so we don’t have to.”

Highlighting the achievements of the NDA government in the last three years, Modi added: “When India conducted surgical strikes the world experienced our power and realised that India practices restrain but can show power when needed.” He stated that India has been a victim of terrorism but “we have succeeded in conveying to the world the deleterious effects of terrorism on India.”

Taking an apparent dig at neighbour China, the Prime Minister asserted that India believed in following the world order and will never achieve its goals by not following the global rules.He also said that the country has always followed the path of development within the confines of the global order and rule of law. In what could be an apparent reference to China’s assertiveness in the South China Sea, Modi noted that following the global rules has always been India’s tradition and culture.He also promised to the Indian American community that he will fulfil their dreams of India’s development.


Modi also pointed out that he has been relentlessly working towards fast-tracking India’s development, adding that there was no scope for corrupt and dishonest since Indians hate corruption. He added that his government is determined to address the menace of corruption. Boasting that there has been not even a single allegation of corruption levelled against his government since it came to power, Modi said that his government is using technology to develop a system where honesty is the common practice. The Prime Minister stated that technology plays a great role in keeping a check on corruption and said: “”The results are there for all to see.”

Talking about India’s development goals, the Prime Minister further said that his government is focused on setting high standards of development and setting the global benchmark. He also noted that infrastructure is essential for sustainable development. Praising the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Sushma Swaraj for giving a human face to diplomacy and effective use of social media in good governance, Modi said:”MEA is one ministry of the government which has demonstrated through the use of social media, for the first time, that it cares for poorest of Indians.” He also assured the Indian-Americans that the Indian Embassy will always find a solution to any problem faced by them.

Watch Video | PM Modi at Indian Community Event in Washington DC, USA

With inputs from PTI

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    Birendra
    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:26 am
    could somebody in USA please throw a shoe on this feku,he is a rubbish man who just speak and do nothing
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      KCS
      Jun 26, 2017 at 9:02 pm
      There is no denying that unrest in Kashmir has increased in the recent years. One surgical strike has not served the purpose. More are needed. There could be two reasons why no one questioned India for the strikes..either the strike was not as damaging as it was intended to OR it did not take place at all (Modi is a fame greedy person no doubt..but I personally don't believe he would fake such an operation). With continuous attacks on our army camps even after the strikes, one really wonders if we as a nation have become complacent. Why does our PM have to tomtom the 'surgical strikes' in front of NRIs (Do they really bother ?) when we, in the past, simply am ted Pakistan and carved Bangladesh.
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        umesh
        Jun 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm
        It is fine that India can defend itself.. but why our government forget that this so called surgical strike is done by the Pak supported terrorists on a daily basis, isnt it? Wont a common voter like me and a tax paying citizen wonder why dont we reciprocate in the same way to pak for every single bullet they fine destroy one bunker of pak. Or is it tht this govt too have some reservation???
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          rajan
          Jun 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm
          What use of nonsense surgical strike. Hundreds of our solds have died snd been msimed aftet that.Israel are the masters in it.they do it day in and day out.
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            dc
            Jun 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm
            cant stop my self laughing.
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