Published On : Thu, Oct 13th, 2016

Helpless BJP had to disclose surgical strikes: Khurshid

salmankhursidFormer external affairs minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that the National Democratic Alliance government had to disclose details of the surgical strike across the Line of Control, as it was in a helpless position.

“Surgical strikes just mean a target, and if they (the BJP) are saying that they have not targeted anyone before this, then it is very surprising. They (BJP) need not say they were not able to carry forward a surgical strike in the past two years. I believe that all responsible people should not become a part of this debate,” said Khurshid.

Stating that he trusts the government and the army, the former foreign minister said, “Once our army said that they carried out the surgical strike, we are satisfied with it. We are not raising any questions. Every matter cannot be disclosed and that is why we didn’t disclose too many things.”

Yesterday, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar rejected the Congress’ claims that surgical strikes were undertaken during the United Progressive Alliance regime.