Army to decide time, place of response: PM Modi on Pulwama attacks
JHANSI/NEW DELHI: The possibility of a military strike against Pakistan appeared to loom large on Friday after the Modi government directed the armed forces to start preparing to avenge the killing of 40 CRPF personnel by ISI-controlled terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Muhammed.
The political clearance for a military response was given by the PM-led Cabinet committee on security against the backdrop of mounting anger and horror over the biggest-ever terror attack on security forces in J&K and a growing clamour for retaliation against Pakistan, which has been held responsible by the government for the atrocity.
Sources said the CCS meeting factored in the possibility of an armed confrontation with a bellicose neighbour, but resolved not to be deterred by the risk of escalation. "They are going to get a nasty surprise yet again," said a senior government source familiar with the deliberations which were attended by home minister Rajnath Singh, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, finance minister Arun Jaitley, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, NSA Ajit Doval and Army chief General Bipin Rawat among others.
Sources also indicated India's response will focus, just like the surgical strikes launched in the aftermath of the attack on the Army camp at Uri, on terror infrastructure inside Pakistan. "Let them try to thwart us," one of the participants said. The stand was articulated by Modi who, while addressing a public meeting in Jhansi in UP, said, "Our brave jawans have sacrificed their lives in the service of the nation. Their sacrifice will not go in vain. I am giving this assurance to 130 crore Indians from the land of Jhansi, the land of the brave," he said.
"The next steps will be taken by our armed forces. What should be the time, what should be the place and what should be the form, they have been authorised to take all these decisions," he added.
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Matam - 11 hours ago -Follow
This time we must also clean up our enemies within India.
Rafael Federer - 12 hours ago -Follow
Ofcourse it''s a mistake, a grave mistake and Pakistan and the anti-nationals/terrorists have to pay heavy price for this. India should go all out and punish them, well not just them, their families too. Only when India does this such crimes will reduce. We can''t let our brave soldiers to die like this. We stand by our brave soldiers.
Iron - New Delhi - 11 hours ago -Follow
If Modi government does not take serious action now, no one can. It's right time to press the button!!!
Keshava Murthy - 11 hours ago -Follow
Pakistan is at the brink of bankruptcy.... They cannot afford to escalate into a full fledged war. It''s high time we should launch an attack and get back the POK once for all!!
Rafael Federer - 11 hours ago -Follow
Enough of worlds, and let''s do some action. These idiots will not listen to words or threats they only deserver the harshest punishment. India should go all out. This is a clear invitation for India to do some hard hitting than being a master of words.
raghavendra GS - 10 hours ago -Follow
Respected Modi Sir, We all Indians are there with you and stand with our Indian Army Brother''s. All enemies of our country( internal or external) who are involved in this attack has to be tortured like in hell and killed....
Bharat Sharma - 11 hours ago -Follow
NOW thats how a leader speaks...
MAHADEV KUMAR - 6 hours ago -Follow
Donot blame pakistan for everything. This is our intelligence failure
Anil - 7 hours ago -Follow
Modi proving biggest failure as PM. Only Speeches & Jumla Baazi.....
Kosmic Power - 9 hours ago -Follow
Modi on the move... Stand with him Hindus, for no other Government will do it.
Rajesh Patel - 5 hours ago -Follow
Step 1: Immediately stop the flow of Indus River Waters to Pakistan.
Step 2: Prepare an army attack.
Step 3: Give a free hand to army in J&K from now on.
Step 4: Cripple their economy by isolating Pak. They are on the brink of bankruptcy.
No water, No money, Army Attack.
Varinder - 5 hours ago -Follow
dear Modi ji, big talk , people are not forgetting these incidents and also what you spoke during your 2014 election. you have been disaster on many front. kashmir is one of them . or you have now realised that when in power life is not easy.
Krishna Darooka - newyork usa - 6 hours ago -Follow
this is the work of Modi who thought he could fool public
friends Modi will try now anything to win loksabha election
pradeep kumar Sahu - 6 hours ago -Follow
This is another jumla from our dalal modi
Dilip Kapasi - Mumbai, India - 6 hours ago -Follow
The damage Modi should look for to do should be in the mainland of Pakistan, not just in PoK
Raut Babarao - 7 hours ago -Follow
There is no need to attack Pakistan, they have already no food to eat , they will die fighting each others, at first kill the handfull supporters of Pakistan military living in India.
Smart Boy - 11 hours ago -Follow
We need to clean pakistan from the map...... make it possible modi .. only u can do it
Ram ji - America - 11 hours ago
I never see Gujarati in army or crp.they are coward.
Kabir - 3 hours ago -Follow
Dear respected PM. In my view it needs to clean our own home first before blaming the neighbour.
Premal Shah - 3 hours ago -Follow
Mr. Modi is the only PM who can avenge the deaths of ourJawans. NRI''s like me in USA are awaiting his next move. Mr. Modi, time to stop Pakistan permanently and prove your word, because only you are capable of doing this!