Strongly object to Manohar Parrikar's 'surgical strike a burden and frustration' remark: AK Antony

13 October 2016, 01:26 PM
Former Defence Minister AK Antony (Pic: Getty)
Former Defence Minister AK Antony (Pic: Getty)

Congress leader and former Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday lashed out at Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks on the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.

“He called surgical strike a burden and frustration of last 30 years…somebody must control him. I strongly object his statement,” news agency ANI quoted the AK Antony as saying.

The former defence minister said that Parrikar has insulted the Indian Army and the country with his remarks.

“I feel sad for what Parrikar said…he insulted Indian army and our country as well,” Antony said.
On Wednesday, Parrikar had claimed that no surgical strikes took place in the past.

 “Those actions can at best be called covert operations where action was taken first and the government informed later. But the September 29 strikes were a result of a government decision,” Parrikar had said regarding claims of surgical strikes carried out under previous governments.

First Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016 01:13 PM
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