New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav said that India is facing the brunt of terrorism for 30 years. Speaking on the occasion of surgical strike anniversary, Madhav also expressed hope that someday neighbouring country would understand the value of friendship with India. Also Read - COVID-19: India Receives 1.70 Lakh PPE Coveralls From China to Fight Corona Crisis in Country
Addressing an event commemorating the second anniversary of Indian Army’s surgical strike in Bengaluru, he said, “We were facing the brunt of terrorism for 30 yrs and all we ever heard was terrorists entered India and killed our people. Under Modi ji’s leadership, we reversed this. We entered terrorists’ house and returned after killing them.” Also Read - Crackers Are Passe, This BJP Leader Fired Shots in Air to Fulfil PM Modi's '9 Baje 9 Minute' Request, Booked
India is celebrating the second anniversary of the cross-border surgical strike, commemorating it as ‘Parakram Parv’. The three-day event started from Friday, will continue till September 30 and will be celebrated throughout the country.
In a fresh salvo, Madhav further said, “We have a country as our neighbour whose Prime Minister changes, but not its policies. Today, no international political analyst or expert can say that that there is one government in Pakistan.”
“Pakistan is the epicentre of global terrorism today. Since we are their neighbours, we get to face their wrongdoings. But, today we are ready to face them,” he added.
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had indicated of another surgical strike-like operation on the terror launch pads across the border. Earlier this week, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had also hinted at a “surprise” surgical strike.
After 18 Indian soldiers were martyred in an attack by Pakistan-backed terrorists in Uri in 2016, the Indian Army had retaliated by carrying out punitive strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and killed terrorists on the intervening night of September 28-29, 2016.