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Politics over surgical strikes is dangerous: A K Antony

Interview with Former defence minister

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A K Antony  |  Manohar Parrikar  |  Upa

Amit Agnihotri  |  New Delhi 



Defence Minister recently said this was the first time surgical strikes were carried out. But the United Progressive Alliance has said such strikes had happened earlier, too. Former defence minister A K Antony tells Amit Agnihotri that Parrikar’s statement is an insult not only to Indian Army but also the previous government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Edited excerpts:

Defence Minister said no surgical strikes had happened against terrorists across the LoC when the was in power. How would you like to react to the remarks?

Well, I can say that I feel sorry and sad over the statement. The defence minister is playing politics over surgical strikes. This is an insult to the Indian Army. This is dangerous for the country.

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First Published: Fri, October 14 2016. 00:22 IST

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