India’s pre-dawn Air Strikes in LoC destroying Terror Camps in Pakistan was lauded by Opposition leaders across Party lines
with the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political will has made the difference while Congress chief Rahul Gandhi lauded the Indian Air Force.
Lauding the pilots of the Indian Air Force after air strikes on Pakistan, Gandhi tweeted, “I salute the pilots of the IAF.”
While TMC Supremo and West Bengal Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for carrying out air strikes in Pakistan. “IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind,” Banerjee tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Rajasthan assured that Country is safe. He said, ‘It is such a moment that we should salute our Bravehearts, bow to them. I assure you that the nation is in safe hands,” PM Modi told a gathering of ex-servicemen in Rajasthan. “I won’t let this country down,” said PM Modi recalling that he had pledged to protect the country’s best interests back when he came to office in 2014.
Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday also lauded the IAF saying the entire nation stands firmly behind the armed forces. “It was a necessary step required for the security of the country … it was an act of maha parakram (mightily act),” he said as quoted by PTI.
He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had already given a free hand to the forces to take necessary action against the backdrop of the Pulwama terror Attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead. While Bhartiya Janta Party President Amit Shah congratulated the IAF. Shah, in a tweet said, ‘I congratulate and salute the bravery and valour of our armed forces. Today’s action further demonstrates that India is safe and secure under the strong & decisive leadership of PM
He added, ‘Today’s strong action shows the will and resolve of a New India. Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons’.
Congress leader and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh hailed it as a great job by the Indian Air Force. “The IAF strikes have sent the much-needed signal to Pakistan and the terrorists it’s harbouring – don’t think you can get away with acts like the Pulwama Attack. Bravo to the IAF men and my full support for the action,” he said.
AIMIM Chief Asadud din Owaisi reacting on the Air Strikes said, ‘Was expecting this sort of response within 2-3 days after Pulwama blast. Welcome this. We stand with govt. Though Foreign Secy called it non-military action, it’s a step I was expecting govt will take a long time back. I hope govt will now go after Masood Azhar & Hafiz Saeed‘.