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Shinde takes on govt. over Parrikar's assertion on surgical strikes

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Former home minister and veteran on Thursday said the ruling dispensation instead of making tall claims that the September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) was done for the first time ever should get their facts right by checking the records with the

Congratulating the Indian soldiers for carrying out the surgical strikes across the border, Shinde said that the ruling (BJP) would get nothing out of the propaganda which they have been creating.

"There is no need to create propaganda on surgical strikes and the has no idea about the loss that would be done to them after this propaganda. Surgical strike was done two to three times during the government, but is it something important to be told in international politics?" Shinde told ANI.

"The ministers of are saying that this has never been done before. They should check the records of Defence Ministry first and ask them as doing publicity is not right," he added.

Defence Minister had earlier asserted that the Congress' claims of carrying out the surgical strikes were false.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 17:30 IST