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Army has handed over proof of surgical strikes to govt: BJP minister Hansraj Ahir

News Agencies | Updated on: 5 October 2016, 17:17 IST

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir today said the army has handed over video clips of the Line of Control (LoC) operation to the government as per procedure.

Ahir said there is a process for putting such issues in perspective which was duly followed by the army as well as the government.

"The laid down procedure has been followed. The DGMO briefed about the surgical strikes. It was not the Defence Minister nor the Prime Minister and not the Home Minister. It was the DGMO, who briefed the media," he said

"There was a time when written documents were submitted. Now, times have changed. Now clips are given and the clips have been given," he said.

The Minister of State for Home's statement came amidst growing chorus for showing proof of the army's surgical strikes on terror launch pads in PoK.

A political slugfest over surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC broke out on Tuesday with Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam calling it "fake" and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asking the government to release proof of the surgical strikes to counter the Pakistani propaganda against the operation.

The ruling BJP at the Centre, however, lashed out at the Opposition for demeaning the morale of the armed forces by demanding proof of the predawn September 29 surgical strikes.

--ANI

First published: 5 October 2016, 17:17 IST
 
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