"When the surgical strikes happened for the first time, they (Congress) refuted the claims saying 'there is nothing like that. Army does this daily'. Only Congress can carry out surgical strikes on paper while sitting in an air-conditioned room," PM Modi said.
Moderating a discussion on the ‘Role of Cross-Border Operations and Surgical Strikes’ at the ongoing Military Literature Festival, Hooda said following the surgical strikes, there were accusations that the issue had been politicised.
"If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 surgical strikes in response," Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military's Inter Services Public Relations, was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.
The BSF chief said some counter-action has already been taken along the LoC. “We have taken sufficient action along the LoC to avenge the death of our soldier. We have reserved our right of retaliation and time."