The Indian National Congress has suffered yet another embarrassment after the Indian Army revealed that no surgical strikes took place before 2016. This has made it clear that the first ever surgical strike took place under the Modi government.
Replying to an RTI, the DGMO said “A surgical strike was carried out on September 29, 2016. This section does not maintain records of any other surgical strikes, if any conducted earlier”.
It added “As per the information available in ‘open source’, the definition of ‘surgical strike’ is ‘an operation which is planned based on specific intelligence, on a legitimate military target for maximum effect and with minimum or no collateral damage. It involves deliberate insertion to target area, precise execution and swift extrication of the body of troops back to the base”.
Ever since the Indian Army carried out its first surgical strike under the Modi government, the Congress party was shouting that even they had carried out several similar strikes on Pakistan. But now that the Indian Army has clarified that no such attack took place, the Congress party has been trapped in an embarrassing situation. This will impact them heavily in the final two phases of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Days ago, a storm was created in India after the Congress party claimed that 6 surgical strikes were carried out during the UPA tenure. Congress leader and former Union minister Rajiv Shukla said “One was conducted on June 19, 2008, in Bhattal Sector in Poonch, one from August 30-September 1, 2011 in Sharda Sector across Neelam River Valley in Kel. One surgical strike was carried out on January 6, 2013, at Sawan Patra check post; one on July 27 and July 28, 2013 in Nazapir Setor, another on August 6, 2013 in Neelam Valley and one on January 14, 2014”.
Now that the Congress party has lied about the Indian Army, it has to apologize front of the nation.