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BJP, Congress congratulate army on anti-terror surgical strikes

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress today hailed the surgical strikes carried out by Army against terror bases across the Line of Control (LoC), declaring that it stood completely behind the armed forces.

India TV Politics Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 29, 2016 15:56 IST ]
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress today hailed the surgical strikes carried out by Army against terror bases across the Line of Control (LoC), declaring that it stood completely behind the armed forces. 

"A salute to armed forces and to the leadership of the Prime Minister for securing our borders and defending from Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. A responsible government acts and talks less. And that has been the practise of this government under Modi's leadership," party national secretary Sidharth Nath Singh said. 

"Proud of our armed forces for their heroic surgical strikes on terror launch pads. Surgical strikes were conducted when Pakistan did not mend ways after repeated diplomatic efforts to check terrorism originating frm their soil," Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Echoing similar feelings, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, tweeted: "We congratulate the Indian army for undertaking surgical strikes on terror launch pads. We stand completely behind our Armed Forces." 

Party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in PoK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces." 

India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads last night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages. 

 

The announcement of the sudden action by the army to target terrorists was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh at a hurriedly called news conference during which External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present. 

Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed "very specific information" that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC. 

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