Political reactions on India's surgical strike at LoC

| Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 15:18
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New Delhi: After Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) inflicting significant damage to the terrorist infrastructure across the border, politcal leaders across the nation lauded the Army for taking the decision to punish terror perpetrators across the LoC.
Earlier, while informing the nation about India's surgical strike on terror launch pads in Pakistan, Lt. General Ranbir Singh said, "Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC, significant casualties have been caused."
Speaking on the surgical strike, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu said, "These operations are a part of the mandate of the Indian Army to foil any attempts of infiltration into our soil. India has been repeatedly urging Pakistan that its territory should not be allowed for terror activities."
The Union Minister continued and said, "Our positive gestures were only reciprocated with further encouragement to terrorists (by Pakistan). After the Uri terror attack, people of India were outraged. PM has reassured nation that such acts will not be tolerated." 
Below are some political reactions:
  • We had to tell Pakistan that there is a limit to our patience. We'll render them toothless and fangless: Subramanian Swamy, BJP
  • Congratulates to Prime Minister, need of the hour is restraint and maturity: Sambit Patra, BJP Spokesperson.  
  • Our government will do all to ensure our borders and country are safe. We've sent Pakistan a tough message: GVL Narsimha Rao, BJP Spokesperson 
  • If our Army has taken a decision, the whole nation will support them: UP Congress President Raj Babbar. 
  • We welcome this move; hopefully Pak will learn a lesson and stop its misdeeds forever: Hansraj Ahir, Minister of State (MoS, Home).

Apart from surgical strikes in Pakistan's side of the LoC, Continuing efforts are being made by India as part of its diplomatic offensive to isolate Pakistan on the world level.

As a diplomatic achievement, the SAARC Summit, which was scheduled to take in November this year, has already been postponed after India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan backed out following the Uri attack. 


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