Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar newindianexpress
Describing the cross-LoC operation as “100 per cent perfect surgical strike”, he said the borders of the country are secure under the Narendra Modi government.
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Without calling the names, he warned that one has to remain vigilant against “certain elements” who don’t owe their loyalty to the country completely.
“No one had doubted bravery of our forces ever, but for the first time recently some people are doubting,” he said.
He also said that some ex-servicemen have expressed their willingness to fight on the border if need arises. “I salute them,” said the minister, adding, “Our nation carries the heart and courage to carry this task out.”
In what looks like a move by the BJP to cash in on the surgical strikes in PoK, Parrikar will be felicitated at two different functions in Lucknow on October 6.
Earlier in Varanasi, the Prime Minister’s constituency, Shiv Sena worker Ajay Chaubey put up posters backing the surgical strikes. The posters carry the Shiv Sena symbol with images and messages announcing ‘Ramroopi Narendra Modiji’, ‘Ravanroopi Pakistan ka ant ho’, ‘Meghnadroopi Kejriwal… Pakistan ke samarthak’. These posters call for more surgical strikes.