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When govt has a bad day, it does a surgical strike somewhere: Chidambaram

Taking a dig at govt, Chidambaram said, 'Everything in this country is a surgical strike'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

P Chidambaram
Congress leader P Chidambaram.

The on Wednesday sought to blunt the claims of inflicting "heavy casualties" on the insurgent group NSCN(K) along the India-border, saying similar action has taken place in the past too.

Senior spokesperson P also took a dig at the government, saying whenever they face "a bad day", they do "a surgical strike".


"From time to time, at the border, there is engagement between our paramilitary forces and the rebel groups. It has happened before. It has happened many times when I was home minister. This happened before.

"If you ask (former home minister L K) Advani ji, he will tell you the same thing. If we ask Ji, he will tell you the same thing. But in this government, whenever they face a bad day, they have to do a somewhere," he said.

Taking a dig at the government, said, "Everything in this country is a "

On the India-border, there are dense forests which have always sanctuaries for rebel groups, who take shelter there.

He said it is the media which is reporting it as and the has denied it.

The Army said that it inflicted "heavy casualties" on the insurgent group NSCN (K) during "retaliatory" fire along the border on the Nagaland side in the early hours today.

First Published: Thu, September 28 2017. 10:47 IST
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