1. PM Narendra Modi makes apparent reference to surgical strikes; says this year’s Vijaya Dashami is ‘very special’

PM Narendra Modi makes apparent reference to surgical strikes; says this year’s Vijaya Dashami is ‘very special’

In an apparent reference to Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that this year's Vijaya Dashami is ‘very special’ for the country.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2016 5:34 PM
narendra modi, swachh bharat, swachh bharat abhiyan ,narendra modi indosan, “We will celebrate Vijaya Dashami in the coming days. This year’s Vijaya Dashami is very special for the country,” PM Modi said. (PTI)

In an apparent reference to Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that this year’s Vijaya Dashami is ‘very special’ for the country.

“We will celebrate Vijaya Dashami in the coming days. This year’s Vijaya Dashami is very special for the country,” PM Modi said at a function to release compendium of 15 books on the life and teachings of former Jana Sangh chief Deendayal Upadhyay.

According to a PTI report, Modi calling the festival special in the backdrop of the surgical strikes was met with thunderous applause.

At the function, PM Modi also stressed on the importance of having “very capable” armed forces for a strong nation. Modi quoted Upadhyay as saying that the “country’s armed forces should be very very capable, only then the nation can be strong”. “In this time of competitiveness, the need is that the nation should be capable and strong,” Modi said.

In what is widely being seen as a reference to Pakistan, PM Modi said neighbours need not be worried if we exercise to strengthen ourselves. “Being strong does not mean being against anyone. If we exercise for our strength, then the neighbour need not worry (thinking) that it is to target him. I am exercising to strengthen myself and for my health,” he said.

This is the first time after the Indian Army announced carrying out surgical strikes that the Prime Minister seems to have referred to them.

The Indian Army’s surgical strikes destroyed several terrorist launch pads, and are believed to be both a retaliation for the Uri attack and a move to pre-empt further attacks. PM Modi will be celebrating Dussehra in Lucknow this year. Breaking from tradition, PM Modi will attend the historic Aishbagh Ramlila at Lucknow on Dussehra this Tuesday.

Normally, Prime Ministers celebrate this Dussehra in Delhi.

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    Oct 10, 2016 at 9:30 am
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    admin
    Oct 10, 2016 at 9:29 am
    1He asked army personal to risk lives while he cuts down the disability pension, who might have been crooked and can't fend for a living outside after his service What a contrast.
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    Sunil Sharma
    Oct 9, 2016 at 4:46 pm
    The Indian ARMY Has done well even before the BJP came to power. Bjp should NOT make the army achievement his Achievement.Go back in History Kargil while BJP were in power we HAVE LOST 1/3 of Kargil to stan in 1999 LET NOT FORGET IT.Remember in 1970 Mrs Indira hiji then the PM a woman made of Good Indian Steel booted stan from East stan and Liberated Bangla Desh " Sonar Bangla".The Indian Army captured 91,000 ( Ninty one stani Soldiers and Generals) under General Manekshaw Mrs Indira hiji NEVER BLEW HER TRUMPET .Mrs Indira hiji was very Strong even was willing to FACE the US Navy which wanted to intervene. to save East stan from falling to the ground.ASK THE BJP to go back and read " True /HONEST " Indian Army Achievement and Mrs hiji work the Green Revolution which we have benefited so far. Modiji appeared in the last two and half years,.Leave the Army to do its job Modiji must concentrate to make the lives of 400 millions poor indians citizens less miserable.JAI BHARAT MATA Jai Indira hiji Jai Mahatama hiji
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    gk
    Oct 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm
    what one want to do is an imagination only,what he is /was doing is thee fact
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    Raghav Uchil
    Oct 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    we have already killed Ravana few weeks back... Nothing left to rejoice.. Perhaps we can burn effigy of few politicians who have been harping for the proof..
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    Vikas
    Oct 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm
    But Proof would make Vijayadashami more special......at first helicopters were used then not used......
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