Surgical strikes like Israeli army action : PM Modi in Mandi
MANDI : In his first direct reference to the September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while Israel has been known for such operations, the Indian Army has proved it is no less capable.
“Today the entire nation is talking of the valour of our Army. Earlier, we used to hear of Israel having done something like this. But the country has seen that the Indian Army is no less than anyone else,” the PM said, addressing a rally here on Tuesday.
The PM’s increasingly assertive stance seems to reflect BJP’s calculations that the cross-LoC raids will yield political dividends with sizeable constituencies such as exservice personnel and also resonate with the party’s “nationalist” plank. PM Modi also sought credit for successfully resolving the `one rank, one pension’ demand of ex-servicemen.