After the surgical strikes in 2016, the opposition now is echoing the words of Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan by doubting the counter-terrorism air strikes in Pakistan despite the claims of the Indian Air Force
Speaking over which, Prime Minister has tweeted that 'we should believe in the armed forces and be proud of them', and took a jibe at the Opposition for questioning the forces.
Earlier on Monday, IAF chief BS Dhanoa has silenced those among the opposition confirming at a press briefing in Coimbatore that the Air Force hit its target.
"The target has been completely amplified by the Foreign Secretary, and of course, if we plan to hit the target, we hit the target. Otherwise, why would he have responded? If we had dropped bombs in the jungle, there is no need for him to respond", Air Force Chief BS Dhanoa said.
Days after the attack, at an all-opposition meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday - shortly after Pakistan violated India's airspace and attempted to attack Indian military installations using its F-16s - the opposition had issued the following statement:
Furthermore, opposition parties, former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress leaders, TMC supremo, BSP's Mayawati, and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal are among the leader who asked for proof regarding the casualty numbers and accused Prime Minister Modi of politicising the air-strikes and wanted to know the casualty number.
This move was entirely leveraged by Pakistan who questioned the credibility of the strike citing opposition reactions.
Pakistani media quoted Rahul Gandhi saying "PM Narendra Modi has 'questioned' the recent anti-terror air strikes in Pakistan by his remarks."