Govt., Opposition go head to head on surgical strikes


​The government and the Opposition went head to head over the surgical strikes across the Line of Control that took place on September 29.

The Opposition demanded that the government “call Pakistan’s bluff” and give evidence of the strikes after several news reports in the international media, whose representatives were taken to the Line of Control by the Pakistani authorities, cast doubt on the strikes.

The government accused the Opposition of lowering the morale of the armed forces.

In fact, the Congress disclosed that three such strikes were conducted by the Army when the UPA was in power — on September 1, 2011, July 28, 2013 and January 14, 2014 — to drive home its point that the government needed to remove the doubts about the action.

This came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s video message to Narendra Modi on Monday. In it, he “saluted” the Prime Minister but asked the government to refute the reports in international media that questioned the attacks.