Coming down heavily on the Centre over the terror attack on an Army mess in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, in which seven defence personnel were killed, former state chief minister Omar Abdullah asserted that regardless of what the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said, Pakistan is no more isolated internationally today than it was six months ago.
Abdullah claimed that terrorists were clearly no more deterred from attacking India's armed forces now than they were prior to the surgical strikes conducted in September.
"So, on a day on which seven of our brave soldiers lost their lives to terrorist bullets the government must explain its Pakistan policy to nation. It's all very well to call people who question the govt line "Friends of Pakistan" but that's a poor excuse for a cogent, thought out policy," he said in a series of tweets.
Echoing similar sentiments, the Shiv Sena said the government must up the ante against Pakistan and stop gloating over the one lone surgical strike.
"Ever since the Uri attack happened, Pakistan has turned the heat and unleashed a string of attacks on us, while we are still beating the drum about one, lone surgical strike. Yes, we did carry out a surgical strike but clearly that has not silenced Pakistan. One mere surgical strike does not amount to teaching Pakistan a lesson," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told ANI here.
India's Army Chief General Dalbir Singh briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the deadly terrorist attack on an army artillery unit in Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir.