New Delhi: It seems that there is no end to the surgical strikes politics as each day there is some leader or the other who is commenting on the issue. Keeping the controversy alive, former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Thursday said that surgical strikes were conducted 2-3 times during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) rule.
Sushil Kumar Shinde said, “During UPA government 2-3 surgical strikes were carried out, but such facts were and should not be revealed.”
“Such strikes are not a point of propaganda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is not aware of the side effects for going out in public and telling people about the surgical strikes.”
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi government and the Indian Army received a lot of praise for conducting the surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC).
However, going by the popularity and the scale it was being discussed in public, several leaders in the Opposition had came out and said that it was not the first time that surgical strikes were conducted.
Surgical strikes were carried out in the backdrop of September 18 Uri attacks when militants targeted Indian army base where 19 soldiers were martyred.