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Indian opposition once again seeks Modi's reply on Balakot airstrike

Indian opposition once again seeks Modi's reply on Balakot airstrike
March 4, 2019
NEW DELHI (92 News) – Indian opposition party Congress once again asked from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give reply on the IAF’s airstrike at Balakot in Pakistan. Indian politician Kapil Sibal said that when the international media slams Pakistan then India gets happy but when it stated that there was not even a single casualty in the airstrike then there comes no response. “Modi is doing politics over the issue of terrorism,” he said. Indian Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu asked Modi’s government if the airstrike carried out by Indian Air Force in Balakot were meant to kill terrorists or trees. The Indian leader and pro-peace politician was referring to Indian media’s claim of more than 350 militants being killed in the IAF airstrike; a claim which was debunked internationally. “Were 300 terrorists were killed in Pakistan or was that just an election gimmick?” asked the crickter-turned-politician. Sidhu warned Modi not to drag the armed forces in his politics as it can turn out to be dangerous for the country. Indian cricketer-turned-politician Sidhu had hailed Pakistan’s move to release IAF pilot Abhinandan, whose plane was shot down, calling it a noble act. "Imran Khan every noble act makes a way for itself…your goodwill gesture is ‘a cup of joy’ for a billion people, a nation rejoices…I am overjoyed for his parents and loved ones,” he said.
Congress claims Modi questioned recent airstrike in Pakistan
The Indian National Congress claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “questioned” the recent airstrikes in Pakistan after his comments on Rafale fighter jets. On Saturday, the Indian PM had said that they “badly felt the absence of Rafale fighter jets [in our air force fleet]. If we had Rafale, the scenario would have been different”. Following this comment, the spokesperson of India’s Congress party Manish Taweri said: “The prime minister has himself questioned the air strike. He said had the Rafale jets been there (with the IAF), the results would have been different. What is the meaning of this?”
Frustrated Modi hits out at Congress for asking airstrikes proofs
Narendra Modi lashed out at the Congress party for being soft on Pakistan and asking for air strike proof. He was addressing a rally in Patna on Sunday. Modi was irked by the critics of his own country and said when India should have spoken in one voice, 21 opposition parties gathered in Delhi to adopt a resolution condemning the Centre and his government.