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‘Big Mistake to Think Pak Will Mend its Ways After Just One War’: Modi on Surgical Strikes

Modi, while revealing details of the military action for the first time, claimed that the date of the attack was changed twice, keeping in mind the safety and security of the jawans. He said the strikes were planned as there was a “rage” building up within him as well as the Army after soldiers were burnt alive in the terror attack in Uri.

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Updated:January 1, 2019, 10:24 PM IST
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New Delhi: Taking on criticism that the surgical strikes failed to deter Pakistan’s support for terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday underlined that it would be a "big mistake" to think that Pakistan will mend its ways after just "one war".

"Pakistan will never improve on the basis of one war. That nation will still take some time to improve. All PMs of India, across all parties never opposed dialogue with Pakistan," said Prime Minister in an interview to news agency ANI.

"But, can we hear anything in the midst of bombs? Today, terror supporting Pakistan is isolated," Modi added.

Expressing his disappointment with the Congress, PM Modi said, "On the surgical strikes, there are some political parties who began to speak the same language as Pakistan. These parties were demeaning our armed forces. They politicised such an issue."

Modi, while revealing details of the military action for the first time, claimed that the date of the attack was changed twice, keeping in mind the safety and security of the jawans.

The Prime Minister said the strikes were planned as there was a “rage” building up within him as well as the Army after soldiers were burnt alive in the terror attack in Uri.

Modi said that while talking to the Army, he realised that they wanted justice for their martyred soldiers and the government gave them the “free hand” to plan and execute the surgical strikes.

The Prime Minister revealed that he was keeping tab of the risky operation throughout the night and was getting live information.

On September 29, 2016, Indian Army commandos had carried out surgical strikes against terror launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in retaliation to the Uri attacks.

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