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Narendra Modi equates surgical strikes with Israeli operations


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a two day conference on India sanitation in New Delhi, India, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Mandi (Himachal Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday compared the recent surgical strikes against terrorists in Pakistan-administered Kashmir with Israel Defence Force operations, saying the Indian Army has shown its soldiers are second to none in carrying out swift military reprisals.

The Prime Minister lauded the Indian Army for its valour in conducting the September 29 cross-border operation against terror launch pads in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

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Modi didn’t make a direct mention of the surgical strikes but said earlier the world used to hear that only Israeli forces were capable of carrying out military reprisals and now everyone recognized that the Indian Army is no less capable.

“These days in the entire country there is a talk of the valour of the Indian Army. It used to be said that only Israel carried them out (swift military reprisal). The country saw that the Indian Army is not less than anyone,” Modi said.