Defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday questioned the "loyalty" of those who doubted the Army and sought proof of surgical strikes across the LoC even as he made it clear that there is no need to give out any video of the operation.
There are many people who are not loyal to our country and criticized Indian army, but we don’t have to give them any proof:Manohar Parrikar pic.twitter.com/u1XStQbewp— ANI (@ANI_news) October 6, 2016
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. However, he warned that one has to remain vigilant against "certain elements" who don't owe loyalty to the country.
We carried out a 100% perfect surgical strike, our nation carries the heart & courage to carry this task out: Defence Minister pic.twitter.com/DtWLVioTWK— ANI (@ANI_news) October 6, 2016
He also said, "Someone said that I am seedha-saadha (straight-forward). I think the Defence Minister should not be straight when it comes to ensuring the safety of the country. "In matters of the country's defence, I can think tedha (wily)," he asserted.
Parrikar, who was speaking at a BJP organised public meeting, also said that many ex-servicemen have shown willingness to fight on the border if required.
Here is how people on Twitter have reacted to the minister's remarks:
Surgical strike video will NOT be made public: Parrikar - Great Decision https://t.co/dLsKKEkPNp— Vijay (@centerofright) October 6, 2016
@ANI_news only psycho people will believe you. Real people want proof of surgical strike else it's a fake story.— Rahul k (@raulzgargon) October 6, 2016
Some even pointed out that even as PM modi had on Wednesday cautioned his ministers against any self-asserting flamboyant commentary on the issue, Parrikar went on to do just the same.
Bizzare to start Political campaign by BJP.Will u believe Manohar Parrikar already addressing back to back public rallies.Thoda to wait karo— Narendra nath (@iamnarendranath) October 6, 2016
(Feature image source: PTI)