Jaipur: At a time when many Congress leaders across the country have questioned the authenticity of Balakot air strikes, the Congress government in Rajasthan has accommodated the story of Indian Air Force fighter jets attacking terrorist camps across the LoC in its school textbooks.
The textbooks not only speak of the valour of Wing Commander Abhinandan, but also mention Union minister for Sports and I&B Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, a BJP candidate from Jaipur Rural, who won a silver medal for the country at 2004 Summer Olympics in Men’s Double Trap event.
The new textbook of Class 9 has a chapter added with the title National Security and Tradition of Bravery in which stories of warriors will be taught to students. Wing Commander Abhinandan completed his early education from Jodhpur.
The chapters also share stories of personalities who brought laurels to the country in education, sports, politics, defence, space and technical education. Rathore occupies the first place while there are stories of brave soldiers as well.