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No 'chest-thumping' over surgical strikes, PM Modi tells his ministers

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 5 October 2016, 18:15 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 5 October warned his ministers against 'chest-thumping' over the Indian Army's surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

According to an NDTV report, Modi also said that ministers should not speak out of turn on the issue and only those authorised should speak on the strikes.

India had carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC on 29 September, with the security forces reportedly killing 38 terrorists. However, Pakistan has refused to acknowledge that the surgical strikes took place and dubbed it Indian propaganda.

Footage of the strikes - filmed in part by drones - was submitted last week to PM Modi, said reports.

Meanwhile, criticising the BJP, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused it of playing politics over the anti-terror surgical strike and asked why the party be "scared" when he had only asked the Prime Minister to counter the false propaganda by Pakistan.

-With agency inputs

First published: 5 October 2016, 18:15 IST