6 surgical strikes conducted during Manmohan Singh govt, says Congress

Rejecting criticism that UPA was soft on terror, Congress party released details of 6 surgical strikes conducted during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s regime from 2004 to 2014.

Written by May 2, 2019 19:03

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out with a list of six surgical strikes carried out during UPA rule, asserting that it never tried to take political advantage from military operations.

Rejecting criticism that UPA was soft on terror, Congress party released details of 6 surgical strikes conducted during former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s regime from 2004 to 2014.

“Six surgical strikes were conducted during Manmohan Singh government. One was conducted on June 19, 2008 in Bhattal Sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch, one from August 30-September 1, 2011 in Sharda Sector across Neelam River Valley in Kel,” Congress leader Rajiv Shukla told reporters at the AICC briefing.

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“One surgical strike was carried out on January 6, 2013 at Sawan Patra checkpost; one on July 27 and July 28, 2013 in Nazapir Sector; August 6, 2013 in Neelam Valley; and one on January 14, 2014,” he added.

6 Surgical Strikes during UPA  (as quoted by Congress leader)

1. 19th June, 2008 (Bhattal Sector, Poonch);
2. 30th Aug-1st September, 2011 (Sharda Sector, across Neelam River Valley in Kel);
3. 6th January, 2013 (Sawan Patra Checkpost);
4. 27th-28th July, 2013 ( Nazapir Sector);
5. 6th August, 2013 (Neelam Valley)
6. 14th  January, 2014 (Army Chief, General Bikram Singh’s statement qua Surgical Strike on Dec 23, 2013

Shukla further stated that two surgical strikes were carried out when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister–one on January 21, 2000 in Nadala Enclave across the Neelam River and second on September 18, 2003 in Baroh Sector in Poonch.