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RSS-trained PM Modi, Parrikar inspired Army for surgical strike: Goa BJP

The Goa BJP congratulated the Indian Army on surgical strikes

IANS  |  Panaji 

PM Modi Photo: ANI Twitter
PM Modi Photo: ANI Twitter

The in has defended Defence Minister for his remarks crediting teachings for the surgical strike in occupied Kashmir, with its spokesperson claiming the September 29 strike needed a "director".

"The (Indian) has carried out the surgical strike and we appreciate and congratulate it. But for the strike to happen there has to be a director, someone who stands by them," Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Kiran Kandolkar told IANS on Tuesday.

"For the surgical strike, the has got inspiration from someone and we feel it's from the Defence Minister and the Prime Minister," Kandolkar said.

"If he (Parrikar) and Modi ji has taken training from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, if they have learned something from the organisation and have used it for carrying out the strike, we do not see anything wrong in it," he said.

While addressing an event at the Nirma University in Ahmedabad, Parrikar on Monday said: "The Prime Minister hails from Mahatma Gandhi's home state and the Defence Minister comes from which never had a 'martial race'. This surgical strike was a different kind of combination. Maybe the teaching was at the core."

Slamming Congress for needlessly targeting Parrikar for his comments, Kandolkar said: "believes that Kashmir is ours, the Congress believes in something else."

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 10:51 IST