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Congress Reveals Details of 6 Surgical Strikes Carried Out Under UPA Rule From 2008-2014

Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh said, “For us, military operations were meant for strategic deterrence… than to be used for vote-garnering exercises.”

The Congress party, in retaliation to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s constant mentions of military successes during campaigning, revealed the details of six surgical strikes across the border into Pakistan that were carried out under the UPA government between 2008 and 2014.

At a press conference in Delhi, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla listed the dates and specific locations of the military operations that were not publicly disclosed earlier.

ANI reported that the first strike was conducted on June 19, 2008, in Bhattal Sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch. The second was carried out between August 30 and September 1, 2011, in Sharda sector across the Neelam River Valley in Kel.

The third surgical strike took place on January 6, 2013, at Sawan Patra check-post. The fourth strike occurred between July 27 and July 28, 2013, at Nazapir Sector. The fifth strike happened on August 6, 2013, at Neelam Valley, while the sixth one was carried out on January 14, 2014.

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Earlier, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also said, “Our armed forces were always given a free hand to operationally respond to every threat. Multiple surgical strikes took place during our tenure too.”

Slamming the BJP’s politicisation of army during the election season Singh added, “For us, military operations were meant for strategic deterrence… than to be used for vote-garnering exercises.”

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