Surgical strikes should not be used by anyone for myopic political gains: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress today asked the BJP-led government to not politicise the issue of surgical military strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) and further said that it totally supports the Indian armed forces on the surgical strikes.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of making “irresponsible” statements on the issue.

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“These (surgical strikes) should not be used by anyone for myopic political gains,” he said.

He said it was the responsibility of the government to counter baseless propaganda by Pakistan by using “every instrument at the disposal of the Indian state”.

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