Mumbai [India], Nov.7: The Congress party on Sunday slammed the Central government for making contradictory statements on the One Rank One Pension and also urged the present regime to pay attention to the needs of armed forces. “It is very unfortunate that India lost more than 50 soldiers during the ceasefire violation from Pakistani side. Government should make extra efforts for taking care of the family of the martyr,” Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam told ANI here.
“They are fooling the soldiers on OROP. The entire Modi government is telling lies on the issue as Prime Minister Modi claims that OROP has been implemented, but on the other hand Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says that he requires two months to sort out the issue. Don’t know who is right and who is wrong,” he added.
Nirupam stressed that the soldiers of this country are at loss and their morale is also getting jolted because of the dispute on OROP, adding that the Central government should take special initiatives for taking care of the armed forces. Another Indian soldier was killed and two others suffered injuries during the cease fire violations in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. This came hours after an Indian soldier was killed and a civilian was injured at the R.S Pura Sector.
The Indian Armed Forces aptly retaliated the heavy firing initiated by the Pakistani Rangers, which began at 2 a.m. yesterday. Indian Army’s northern Command took to its official Twitter handle to declare the incident. “CFV in Poonch Sector. Being strongly retaliated. Heavy damage to Pak posts. Own one soldier fatal, two injured (sic),” it said. Yesterday’s ceasefire violation takes place three days after two women were killed and a child was severely injured in Manjakote Sector of Rajouri district. This is the 100th incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan, following India’s surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 29.