Opposition one with govt over surgical strike by India in Pakistan occupied Kashmir

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New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2016 7:28:27 AM

Days after criticising the government’s response to the Uri attack earlier this month, the Congress-led opposition Thursday joined hands to back the army’s “surgical strikes” on terrorist launchpads across the LoC.

The opposition’s reaction came after the government briefed an all-party meeting about the operation, and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj drove across to 10, Janpath, at around 4 pm to brief Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The opposition’s reaction came after the government briefed an all-party meeting about the operation, and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj drove across to 10, Janpath, at around 4 pm to brief Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Days after criticising the government’s response to the Uri attack earlier this month, the Congress-led opposition Thursday joined hands to back the army’s “surgical strikes” on terrorist launchpads across the LoC, with some leaders expressing hope there would be no further escalation in hostilities.

The opposition’s reaction came after the government briefed an all-party meeting about the operation, and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj drove across to 10, Janpath, at around 4 pm to brief Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The Congress chief has stayed out of public sight after being discharged from hospital in mid-August following an operation.

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