AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday while attacking Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked if the third time was when PM Narendra Modi "went uninvited" to Nawaz Sharif's house for a wedding. This came after Rajnath Singh made a startling revelation, saying that in the past five years, Indian forces carried out three counter strikes across the border. He, however, added that he will talk about two of the instances, not the third. Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Owaisi wrote, "Sir @rajnathsingh is it when @PMOIndia went uninvited to Nawaz Sharif house for a wedding ceremony? Just asking or please ..... (sic)"
The big claim by Singh comes at a time when the government is already being cornered by the opposition, which has been questioning the success rate of the IAF action in Pakistan. Several leaders have apparently asked the government to come up with proof of the government’s claim that over 300 terrorists were neutralised in the action.
“In the last five years, three times we have crossed the border and conducted successful strikes. I will provide information on two, but not the third. Once in Uri, our soldiers were killed by terrorists coming from Pakistan, then our soldiers had responded. Next was after Pulwama. The third one I will not disclose,” Singh said at a rally in Mangaluru.
As Rajnath Singh said he won't mention the third incident of "air strike", the crowd broke into a round of applause, lauding the minister's claims.
"One time you saw in Uri, terrorists who came from Pakistan killed 17 of our soldiers, who were sleeping at night in a cowardly attack.
Just 12 days after the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama which claimed lives of 40 CRPF jawans, the Indian Air Force carried out “non-military, pre-emptive” action, destroying Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot on February 26.
The next day, Pakistan Air Force violated the Indian airspace and downed a MiG-21 and captured its pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was handed over to India on March 1.