Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah said that the surgical strike conducted by the army in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir last year changed the world’s outlook towards India and showed the country is committed to “self-defence”. The decision to conduct the surgical strike was taken with a political will, he added.
Talking to people in Panaji, Shah said that the Indian forces are being attacked on the border “every day and terrorists enter our territory”.
“I don’t say it is not happening today. It is happening today also. But when the Uri attack happened, the BJP government led by Narendra Modi took a decision,” he said as he listed the Centre’s achievements in the last three years.
An army battalion headquarters in Uri was attacked by terrorists on September 18 last year in which 19 jawans were killed. Later that month, the Army conducted surgical strike on terror launchpads in PoK.
“We told the world that India is capable of self- defence,” the BJP president said. “Nobody has dared to do this except the USA.”
Since the surgical strike, the world’s outlook towards India has changed, he added.