New Delhi: Former Army chief and Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs General VK Singh on Wednesday likened the developing discourse over proof of India’s ‘pre-emptive air strikes’ in Pakistan to ‘killing mosquitoes at 3:30 am’. Also Read - AFCAT Exam 2021 Admit Cards Released | Here’s How to Download at

Retired Army chief tweeted in Hindi, “There were a lot of mosquitoes in my room at 3:30 am, so I sprayed an anti-mosquito repellent. Now, do I count how many were killed or do I sleep peacefully.” Also Read - IAF Recruitment 2021: 255 Vacancies Notified For Group C, Here's How to Apply

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Retd Gen VK Singh’s comments come in wake of the growing chorus across the nation, demanding evidence from the government on the IAF-led air strikes in Balakot, one of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) largest training camps in Pakistan.

Earlier this week, Indian Air Force chief BS Dhanoa held a press conference and reaffirmed that IAF struck terror targets in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and on Balakot camps run by JeM- but added that the Air Force does not count human casualties.

He added, that the death toll in the Balakot air strike depends on the number of people present at the target. Passing the buck, Dhanoa further added that the casualty figure in the Balakot air strike, will be given out by the government.

Addressing questions that the bombs dropped by the IAF jets missed targets, Air Chief Marshall BS Dhanao retorted, “If we had dropped bombs in the jungle, then no need for him [Pakistan] to respond.”