AHMEDABAD — Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday appeared to give credit to “RSS teaching” for the decision to launch cross-LoC surgical strikes even as he slammed those seeking proof for the Indian Army’s anti-terror operation in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
“I wonder, with the combination of Prime Minister who comes from Mahatma Gandhi’s home state, and I, Defence Minister, coming from Goa which never had any martial race, and surgical strikes. Maybe the RSS teaching was at the core, but this was quite a different kind of combination,” Parrikar said in remarks that may trigger a row.
Parrikar was speaking at a function, ‘Know my Army’, organised at Nirma University here.
He said the action of Indian Army, whom he described as the world’s best, has increased the sensitivity among citizens regarding national security in a very effective way.