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No "message" on past cross-LoC strikes were conveyed by the army: Foreign Secy

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar tells MPs panel that the government went public on the surgical strikes in order to convey a politico-military message

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

S Jaishankar
File photo of Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary on Tuesday said whether cross-were undertaken by the in the past only the military will know as no "message" about such assaults were conveyed.

"What FS said is that the key issue is that we went public after conducting the which conveyed a politico-military message. Whether any previous crossings had been done only the would know. But it is irrelevant anyway because there was no message," sources in the government said.

The clarification about what transpired at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs, which was briefed on the strikes by Jaishankar, came after some opposition MPs quoted him having said the had carried out "target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations" across the in the past too but this was for the first time the government had gone public about it.

The army carried out on terror launch pads across the on the intervening night of September 28 and 29.

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 08:17 IST