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Please use common sense: PM Modi to Opposition on his Rafale remarks

Modi said his objective was to end terror while that of the opposition was to remove him

Press Trust of India  |  Jamnagar 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: PTI

Prime Minister Monday hit out the for questioning his statement that the presence of fighters would have given greater firepower to the during the February 27 aerial engagement with

said India would not sit quietly in the fight against terrorism and would do all to cure it from the root, which lies in

"I said if was acquired in time it would have made a difference (during the February 27 dogfight), but they say is questioning our air force strike," he said, addressing a gathering here.

"Please use common sense. What I said was if we had at the time (of aerial dogfight), then none of our fighter jets would have gone down and none of theirs saved," he added.

Lashing out at statements from party leaders who demanded proof of the February 26 air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan's Balakot, Modi said his objective was to end terror while that of the was to remove him.

"The root of terrorism disease is in the neighbouring country, should we not cure the disease from its root," he said.

"Even if mentors of those seeking to destroy India are outside, this country won't sit quietly," he said, addressing a gathering after inaugurating an annexe building of Guru Govind Singh hospital and various other development works here.

First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 15:35 IST
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