Source: News Bharati English17 Oct 2016 20:36:08


Ahmedabad, Oct 17: In an surprising move Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar credited teachings of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for the successful surgical strikes carried out by Indian Army.

Parrikar said,"A prime minister who hails from Mahatma Gandhi's village, a defence minister from Goa, and surgical strikes... it's quite a different kind of combination, may be the RSS' teachings were the common core," He was speaking at the programme 'Know Your Army' event organised at the Nirma University campus.

Defending Prime Minister Modi parrikar said, “After 18 soldiers were martyred in Uri we had to face a lot of difficult situations. Till the 29th of September, the Prime Minister was targeted on the social media and in other media. Some share of the criticism was also directed towards me,”


Expressing satisfaction on the spontaneous reactions from fellow citizens after surgical strikes, he said, “Surgical strikes have increased the sensitivity among Indians regarding national security in a very effective way.” Taking jibe on the leader from opposition without naming anybody Parrikar said, “From the day of strike till today some politicians are seeking proof,"

“Two good things have happened after the surgical strikes. First thing is except some politicians, every Indian is rising in unison and standing behind our brave soldiers,” he added.

He urged students to respect and trust the armed forces of India who have dedicated the life for country. Praising Indian army parrikar said that, our armed forces have world's best, professional, brave and with a very high integrity.

He thanked and congratulated Nirma University for organising the wonderful event   'Know my Army'. He urged youngsters to join the Army.

On the issue of ceasefire violations parrikar informed that, Indian Army is  giving a befitting reply to ceasefire violations by Pakistan across  LoC. "Violations are regularly taking place for the last five-six years, you can take out figures. But the only thing that has changed now is that we are giving effective reply," he said.

Expressing deep concern over the question on security lapses, Parrikar said, "When you are doing things and if there are lapses in it, then mistakes should be rectified."

On the issue of illegal sneaking-in of people in Gujarat from border adjoining Pakistan, Parrikar said that, BSF is tightening security at the border. He assured that army will introduce technological intervention to mitigate the problem of illegal sneaking across the  border