Surgical strikes: Should Congress, AAP be really questioning the government

The Aam Aadmi Party and the CPI (M) also joined the bandwagon of doubters and it seems strange why the Army should be forced to reveal the video evidence of it strategic operations.

Written by Kanishka Singh | New Delhi | Updated: October 10, 2016 5:33 pm
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Statements coming from the Congress camp after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes show their clear intention to play down the successful counter-terrorism operation that got the nod from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for political gains.

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While party members like Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi lauded the operations, other party members like P Chidambaram and Sanjay Nirupam among others have tried have been asking for proof of the operation or even going to the extent of terming them as fake. In times of adversity, when the country and its political fraternity need to stand together as a singular front, such conduct comes out as an insult to the armed forces and the country.

Chidambaram, who has served as Union Minister for Finance as well as Home Minister, even released three dates when Indian armed forces carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan under the UPA rule. Interestingly, the Congress is neither in a position to give evidence nor showed any intention to provide evidence for the claims. In this case, the party has indirectly persisted with attempts to ask for proof under the garb of getting the government to call Pakistan’s bluff.

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Furthermore, if they are also believed to be true, then the paramount question is why reveal dates of operations carried out in 2011 and 2013 now? The current government’s need to come out with the operations was sine qua non. The government needed to send a message that India will not sit quietly and strike back if Pakistan or any Pakistani terrorists attempt to strike at India’s integrity. Limited war is the option in such times but when the opponent seeks diplomatic sympathy as the victim, it is imperative that we expose their sins.

The Aam Aadmi Party and the CPI (M) also joined the bandwagon of doubters and it seems strange why the Army should be forced to reveal the video evidence of it strategic operations. No video proof of any operation till date have been demanded by any opposition. So why now?

Indeed, it is not the first time that Indian forces would have carried out such strikes to counter terrorist threats and these will also not be the last. What is notable is that it is the first time that an Indian government has come out in admission of carrying out such attacks. It is also notable that when the US carried out similar strikes in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden, it came out admitting the same. The Indian government or any other government did not act as doubters.

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Mistrust on the words of Indian Army is a first for senior politicians in New Delhi. The intention is clear for all to see and the prime minister, who has acted in the best interest of all Indians, is under no obligation to prove his position to anyone, least of all politicians who are only interested in extracting political brownie points. The Assembly elections are due in crucial states in 2017 and the parties are resorting to any measure to pull the other down, even at the cost of undermining national pride.

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    Amar Akbar
    Oct 6, 2016 at 5:00 pm
    Dear Kejriwal sir,lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am not a supporter of you , but i strongly support you in this;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Some people are running a false propaa that you are not the father of your kids. They are also writing huge columns and articles about the;br/gt;lt;br/gt;See I have no doubt about your Manhood neither I am saying you are impotent. But please do answer against these false;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Please do share the video in public of that Historical night when you did the SURGICAL STRIKE to become a father. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;"Eagerly Waiting"lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Jai Hind !lt;br/gt;😂🐖😂🐖😂
    1. T
      Oct 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm
      Sir if DGMO can have press conference so public can question and ask for proof as well. Do you think DGMO conducts press conference everyday to update the situation along LOC? and if DGMO has taken responsibility then he should also be ready and have respect for questions.
      1. R
        Oct 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm
        If BJP would have been in opposition they too would have asked for proof of surgical strikes, so its not new in Indian politics. Dont worry all the parties will forget this incident and life will go on as normal..
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          Sane Indian
          Oct 6, 2016 at 5:54 pm
          Dogs are better than Kejri and Chiddi. Please don't equate them to dogs anymore, I don't want to disrespect Dogs.
          1. विद्याधर पाण्डेय
            Oct 7, 2016 at 3:34 am
            BJP government playing cards for election benefit. They have no respect for army. In 70 years worst pay Commission for army. Army veterans beaten at jantar mantar by this government.
            1. Y
              Young Indian
              Oct 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm
              They are playing vote bank politics. They are planning to be elected to the stan parliament.
              1. A
                Oct 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm
                Why indian people didn't digest the reality of faku and co master mind chaddi gang .surgical strike happend proof will raise all our world to easily isolated stan
                1. P
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm
                  My bladder is now full
                  1. S
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:03 pm
                    When something happens in democracy everyone have a right to ask about that except defense,atomic and nuclear energy and many sensitive issues regarding the national security,d etc....even RTI Act do not include everything....people who are questioning about surgical strikes better know that and Armed Forces are responsible only to the President not to the every man(not insulting common man this is for the sake of the country only)....If you want to be in side of enemies states(not common people)better you go there start sweeping there also so please leave us alone..we have an obligation to address the hydra headed monster(terrorism) for the welfare of the people in democracy so please be like a citizen a real citizen....
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                      Manoj Ahuja
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm
                      Today I am ashamed to be an Indian. We all need to apologise to our Armed Forces because these rascals will continue to stoop to new lows in their quest for votes.
                      1. A
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 7:54 pm
                        You may be staying in a different world or you have congress blood. I never heard/read BJP asking proof of Indian army operation in Srilanka, when Congress was in power.
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                          Bijan Mohanty
                          Oct 7, 2016 at 4:28 am
                          BJP is playing politics over the sensitive security issues for cheap publicity to get votes. AAP and Congress are merely pointing it out. THere is no question of patriotism involved here.
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                            bramh mishra
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 4:12 pm
                            The Indian politicians in the opposition camp seem to be just as dangerous as the terrorists in stan. The opposition camps right in Delhi as opposed to across the;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In such a case it is difficult to target the enemylt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In any event it is very very important to believe in Congress mukt Bharat
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                              Davis C.J
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                              Why you put Army in the front? It is the politician behind is controlling the words and actions of Army. No body is questioning Army. We are all questioning the political bosses who manage the the entire affair and using the Army as a tool to achieve their political agenda.
                              1. D
                                Oct 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm
                                IE editor is confusing readers....
                                1. D
                                  Oct 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm
                                  I agree with the author. And yes, we do know of the military strikes carried out earlier as well. They could not be publicised, as one of them involved revenge;br/gt;lt;br/gt;But what is known publicly is the spectacle of Anthony speaking in parliament claiming that these were terrorists in fake uniforms and no stani soldiers that carried out beheadings. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The UPA was a government that had graduated from appeasing local minorities to appeasing the deep state in stan.
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                                    Dinesh Pandey
                                    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:56 am
                                    who is bhagwan RAM now a days
                                    1. D
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 3:34 pm
                                      i have lost all the respect i have for mr. chidambarum. I think he is intelligent but prove himself clless and very ordinary.
                                      1. D
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                                        stan will be divided into 4;br/gt;insha;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai;br/gt;;br/gt;......
                                        1. A
                                          Oct 7, 2016 at 11:14 am
                                          Dear Voters of Congress, AAP, CPI/CPM and other parties who doubt Army surgical strike. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I think that you are still nationalist and my humble request is to not vote for these parties if any panchayat, taluk, zilla, state and national elections. We dont need to see these kind of people going into temples of democracy and dirtying. We need to start a Swach Bharath Campaign by cleansing our country by not electing them to these;br/gt;lt;br/gt;I am fed up by the people of these parties. The other good people in these parties should seriously think of relocating to other parties who are still;br/gt;lt;br/gt;please i request you to note vote for these parties.
                                          1. G
                                            Oct 6, 2016 at 9:38 pm
                                            Congress ka haath stan ke saath
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