Sam Pitroda, head of Congress overseas affairs has stated that terrorist attacks happen ‘all the time’ and that India’s Balakot air strike was not the 'right approach' to the dastardly Pulwama terrorist attacks, reports ANI.
Sam Pitroda,Indian Overseas Congress Chief on #PulwamaAttack:Don’t know much about attacks,it happens all the time,attack happened in Mumbai also,we could have then reacted and just sent our planes but that is not right approach.According to me that’s not how you deal with world. pic.twitter.com/QZ6yXSZXb2— ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2019
Pitroda, formerly an engineer and an Advisor to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on telecom policy, was answering an interview question regarding his views on the Balakot strikes.
He went on to question the truthfulness of Indian Air Force (IAF) assertion that Indian jets had destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammad’s terrorist camps in Pakistan. "I would like to know more as I have read in New York Times & other newspapers: what did we really attack, we really killed 300 people?" an ANI tweet had quoted Pitroda as saying.
In response to such allegations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Opposition insults our forces time and again. I appeal to my fellow Indians- question Opposition leaders on their statements. Tell them- 130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget the Opposition for their antics. India stands firmly with our forces."
Opposition insults our forces time and again.— Chowkidar Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 22, 2019
I appeal to my fellow Indians- question Opposition leaders on their statements.
Tell them- 130 crore Indians will not forgive or forget the Opposition for their antics.
India stands firmly with our forces. #JantaMaafNahiKaregi https://t.co/rwpFKMMeHY
On 14 February, a Jasih-e-Mohammad Kashmiri youth rammed a explosive-laden vehicle into a CRPF convoy killing 44 jawans. In response to this, Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets destroyed terrorist training camps of the banned outfit in a preemptive strike.