“Over 250 Killed”, Says Amit Shah On Air Strike. No Official Figure Yet

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The government has not yet made an official recount of the terrorists killed in India’s air strike on a terrorist camp in Balakot in Pakistan last week, but BJP president Amit Shah declared a number at an election rally on Sunday in Gujarat He said that “more than 250” terrorists were killed in that operation, which makes him the first leader of the ruling party to publish a figure recorded amid questions posed by the opposition.

“After Uri, our forces went to Pakistan and carried out surgical attacks, they avenged the death of our soldiers, and after Pulwama, everyone thought there could be no surgical attacks, what will happen?” But under Modi’s leadership, “The government carried out an air strike after day 13 and killed more than 250 terrorists,” Amit Shah said in Gujarati at the public meeting in Ahmedabad.

While the BJP emphatically denies the politicization of the Indian Air Force (IAF) attack and confrontation with Pakistan, its chief also said that India was only the third country after the US. UU And Israel avenged the attacks on its armed forces.

The news agency ANI reported that at another event in Surat, Amit Shah also said: “Before, our jawans used to be beheaded and insulted, but today, the situation is such that when our jawan fell in Pakistan while firing an F- 16, within 24 hours, I was back, this change is due to the willpower of Narendra Modi. ”

IAF air strikes in Pakistan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi also attacked the opposition at his rally in Bihar on Sunday, saying that “instead of raising the morale of the forces, they are doing everything possible to make the enemy happy” (PTI)

When referring to political opponents like the president of the Congress, Rahul Gandhi, the main minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, and the leader of the party Samajwadi, Akhilesh Yadav, requested details about the air attack and its impact after the skeptical reports of a section of the world media. ashamed of their statements. The statements have brought a smile to the face of Pakistan. I know they do not have the caliber of Modiji, but if they can not support the armed forces, they should at least learn to remain silent. ”

Congress leader Manish Tewari took advantage of the comments to accuse the BJP chief of “milking air strikes” for politics.

Just yesterday, another leader of the BJP, the Minister of the Union, SS Ahluwalia, accused the media of giving “unconfirmed figures” when neither Prime Minister Modi nor any government spokesperson or Amit Shah had given any figures. He stated that the strikes were intended to send a message, not to kill.

Prime Minister Modi also attacked the opposition at his rally in Bihar on Sunday, saying that “instead of raising the morale of the forces, they are doing everything possible to make the enemy happy.”

On February 26, hours after India dispatched warplanes to Pakistan for the first time in decades and headed to a training center for the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terrorist group behind the suicide attack in the Pulkama of Kashmir, in which more than 40 soldiers died. The count of terrorist deaths of 300 people floated around, but there was no official confirmation. The Air Force has also refused to give figures.

A day after the strike, Pakistani planes crossed the Line of Control and the Indian warplanes drove them back, in the first aerial battle between the neighbors in almost 50 years. The IAF pilot, Abhinandan Varthaman, was captured by Pakistan after his MiG-21 fighter was shot down; He returned to India after two days in Pakistani captivity.