Retired Army General Joginder Jaswant Singh today reacted strongly over the controversy on ministers questioning the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads along the LoC in Pakistan. The Former Indian Army Chief claimed there are electronic evidences of the strikes but no one has the right to ask the army to share it publicly.
“I don’t believe anybody has right to question the fact that we have conducted the operations and that we should show them evidence,” the retired General said in a statement to ANI.
Singh justified India’s decision to carry out surgical strikes in Pakistan saying that the nation can take such measures as an act of self-defence. Commenting on whether there were previous incidents of surgical strikes by the Indian Army, he said that such operations are sensitive and information regarding it cannot be shared.
The surgical strikes by the Indian Army came as a response to the Uri terror attacks in which four heavily armed terrorists attacked the Army bases along the Line of Control (LoC) at the Uri district of Kashmir, claiming the lives of 18 India Army jawans. Days after the Uri attack Indian Army carried out surgical strikes along LoC in Pakistan, destroying several terrorist launch pads and killing at least 38 terrorists.
Since the surgical strikes, Pakistan had been frequently violating ceasefire, with the recent violation being the third in the last 24 hours. Gen Singh said if Pakistan continues attacks over the International Border (IB) and LoC, it will result as a loss at their part.