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Parrikar Slams Those Seeking Proof of “Perfect” Surgical Strike

Calling the surgical strike “100 % perfect”, Parrikar said the borders of India are secure under Modi’s government.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday questioned the "loyalty" of those who doubted the India Army and sought proof of surgical strikes across the LoC.

During his speech at a public event on Thursday, Parrikar made it clear that there is no need to give out any video of the operation.

Describing the cross-LoC operation as "100 percent perfect surgical strike", he said the borders of the country are secure under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

However, he warned that one has to remain vigilant against "certain elements" who don't owe their loyalty to the country completely.

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"No one had doubted bravery of our forces ever, but for the first time recently some people are expressing doubts," he said, maintaining that he would not like to take names.

Highlighting the news report of CNN News18 in which a Pakistani police officer from PoK has admitted that surgical strikes did happen, Parrikar said, "There is now no more reason to release video or to give any proof."

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Parrikar, who was speaking at a BJP organised public meeting, said that many ex-servicemen have shown willingness to fight on the border if required.

Some ex-servicemen wrote to me and said that they are ready to fight on the border if the need arises. I salute them. Our nation carries the heart and courage to carry this task out.
Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister

He also said that the forces and citizens will have to be vigilant against "frustrated" terrorists who will try and attack because of the shame they have been put to as a result of the surgical strikes.

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