The Congress party on Friday continued its politics on the armed forces with Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu terming the Pulwama terror attack as a 'failure of intelligence' while questioning the impact of Indian Air Force's airstrike in Balakot, despite evidence showing the targets were struck with 100% precision.
Sidhu had already toed Pakistan's line when he ridiculed the aerial strikes in Balakot by the IAF by questioning if they were done to kill terrorists or to uproot trees and hills. But on Friday, he went a step ahead and took four sensitive topics as part of his attack on the government.
Right from Indian government claiming Rafale files were stolen to suggesting intelligence failure resulted in Pulwama attack to indicating terrorist attacks increased under Modi government to mocking the IAF airstrikes despite evidence, Sidhu felt these events casted aspersions on the national security.
"World’s biggest defence deal file lost... Intelligence failure led to martyrdom of 40 Jawans... 1708 terrorist acts... 48 Satellites but Govt not able to discern between trees and structures... Serious aspersions cast on national security," his Twitter post read.
Only a few days back, Sidhu took a leaf from Pakistan's book and questioned the Modi government as to what was the motive of the airstrikes. He posed a question if the blistering attack by the forces deep inside the Pakistan territory was done for uprooting trees or if they were part of an election gimmick.
Such remarks by Sidhu, and his fellow Congress leaders come even as the Indian Air Force made it clear that their missiles struck the terror-haven of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot.
"There is fairly credible evidence with us which proves that there was damage to the camps. Weapons hit the intended target and that they caused the damage that was intended," Air Vice Marshall RGK Kapoor had said during the joint press briefing of the IAF, Indian army and Indian Navy.