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Canada minister Harjit Sajjan urged to resign for inflating military record

Harjit Sajjan apologised repeatedly in the House of Commons for the 'stolen valour' incident

AFP | PTI  |  Ottawa 

Canada's opposition called for Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan to resign or be sacked for overstating his military record in Afghanistan during a speech in India. Sajjan, a decorated former military intelligence officer, erroneously claimed last month to have been the "architect" of Canada's largest military operation since the 1950s, known as Operation Medusa. The 2006 offensive delivered a blow to the Taliban, loosening its grip on Kandahar province, but at a cost -- a dozen Canadian and 14 British soldiers died. "It's come to light that the minister of ...

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First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 16:41 IST
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