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PM Modi has no shame in using our military as personal asset: Rahul Gandhi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Saturday hailed Lieutenant (retd) DS over his comments on surgical strike saying that has "absolutely no shame" in using Indian military forces as a personal asset.

on Friday took the stand that the hype associated with the surgical strike was not needed.

Referring to as 'Mr 36', Rahul tweeted: "Spoken like a true soldier is so proud of you. Mr 36 has absolutely no shame in using our military as a personal asset. He used the surgical strikes for political capital and the Rafale deal to increase Anil Ambani's real capital by 30,000 crore."

Resonating similar sentiments, told ANI: "People should talk about such things only after understanding it completely. It's not like our forces saved the border areas only after you came into power. also talks about surgical strikes during all his political rallies. He says that we conducted the surgical strike, but does not like it. You use it to attack the Opposition."

He added, "We have been saying in the past also. You should not take credit for the surgical strike, the credit should go to our soldiers."

It was on September 18, 2016 when four Pakistani terrorists attacked the at Uri in the state, killing 19 soldiers. Avenging the attack, on September 29, 2016, the conducted a surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) in occupied (PoK) and destroyed terrorist launch pads completely, killing many terrorists.

Speaking to ANI, said, "I do think there was too much hype over it. The military operation was important and we had to do it. Now how much should it have been politicised, whether it is right or wrong is something that should be asked to politicians.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 18:39 IST