Modi praises In­dian army for sur­gi­cal strikes, draws com­par­i­son to Is­rael

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New Delhi: Ev­ery­one is talk­ing about the army these days, In­dia’s Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi com­mented on Tuesday at a pub­lic meet­ing, with­out re­fer­ring to last month’s sur­gi­cal strikes across the Line of Con­trol.

“Ear­lier Is­rael used to be spo­ken of like this. Now ev­ery­one knows our army can do it too and is no less ca­pa­ble,” PM Modi told a large gath­er­ing in Mandi in Hi­machal Pradesh.

Is­rael is known for its tar­geted mil­i­tary strikes against en­emy coun­tries and mil­i­tant out­fits. The In­dian Prime Min­is­ter also de­scribed Hi­machal Pradesh as the land of “veers” (the brave) where al­most every fam­ily has a sol­dier. On Septem­ber 29, sol­diers crossed over the Line of Con­trol in Jammu and Kash­mir and de­stroyed stag­ing ar­eas for ter­ror­ists who, the army said, were prep­ping to en­ter In­dia and at­tack cities. In mul­ti­ple state­ments, De­fence Min­is­ter Manohar Par­rikar has cred­ited the Prime Min­is­ter and the govern­ment’s “guts” in au­tho­ris­ing the raids, which were seen as a re­sponse to the at­tack in Kash­mir’s Uri, in which 19 In­dian sol­diers were killed by Pak­istani ter­ror­ists. The army said what­ever could be said about the strikes had been said and no other de­tails could be shared. NDTV

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