Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Mandi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday likened the army’s anti-terror surgical strikes to Israel’s exploits and said the Indian forces have shown they are no less than anybody.
“Our army’s valour is being discussed across the country these days. We used to hear earlier that Israel has done this. The nation has seen that Indian army is no less than anybody,” he said.
Israel is known for its targeted military strikes against enemy countries and militant outfits. Modi was speaking at a rally in Himachal Pradesh where he inaugurated three hydro-power projects.
The issue of surgical strikes has snowballed into a political row with the opposition accusing the BJP and its government of "milking" it for political benefits. The charge has been rejected by BJP which has insisted that it is taking the issue to the masses to boost the army’s morale and highlight the strong political will of the Prime Minister.