Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, General VK Singh on Wednesday took a sly dig at the Opposition which is questioning the authenticity of the Indian Air Force's airstrike in Balakot using a 'mosquito' analogy.
The Opposition has over the past few days been demanding evidence from the government regarding how the strikes took place, if they hit the desired target and how many terrorists were killed.
But the former Army chief shut down the doubters with a quirky message by framing a question using mosquito, though, keeping the situation similar to that of the airstrike.
"There were a lot of mosquitoes at 3:30 in the morning, so I used HIT. Now, should I sit and count how many mosquitoes were killed or go and sleep in peace?" his Twitter post read.
While his out of the box message won him the plaudits on social media, the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), one of the Opposition parties, hit back at the MoS MEA with a response in its own style.
"After using HIT, if you keep the windows open and sleep, and the mosquitoes come again and again, will you keep on using HIT? The garbage box and the drain which is nearby, that should be firstly cleared. And buy a good mosquito curtain, not advertise the harmful looking chemical products," the party's Twitter message read.
A number of politicians have openly questioned the motive and credibility of the airstrike conducted by IAF in February, even after they claimed to stand by the forces when the operation took place.