Post 26/11 Mumbai attack, airforce wanted to do Surgical strike, But UPA refused: PM Modi

Soon after India’s deadly airstrike at Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad’s terror camps, PM Narendra Modi blasted the previous UPA Government for not taking a similar procedure after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

PM Modi went on to add saying that the Indian Air Force wanted to ‘conduct a strike on terror camps in Pakistan’, but the move was interrupted by the then Congress-led UPA Government.

PM Modi (Credits: DNA India)

The nation expected those responsible for these acts of terror to be punished but nothing happened. 26/11 (Mumbai terror attacks) happened in India but nothing happened,” PM Modi said during a public rally in Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari on Friday.

“And today we are in an era where the news reads armed forces have full freedom to do what they want. Influence of terrorists and terrorism is curtailed and is going to be curtailed even more. This is a new India, this is an India that will return the damage done by terrorists with interest,” PM Modi added.

Modi heaped praise on Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman saying that India was proud of his bravery. He then blasted the opposition parties for suspecting India’s armed forces.

He added that in last 48 hours, citing IAF’s air strikes and it’s shooting of a Pakistan jet, have once again shown immense strengths of India’s armed forces. “It has also brought our nation closer,” the Indian prime minister said as per PTI.

The PM also cited a few political parties “suspect our fight against terror.”

“These are the same people whose statements are helping Pakistan and harming India. They are the same people whose statements are happily quoted in the Parliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan,” Modi added in a statement according to the agency.

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