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PM will decide whether to release strike video: MoS Hansraj Ahir

PTI
Published Oct 5, 2016, 9:10 pm IST
Updated Oct 5, 2016, 9:13 pm IST
Slamming Opposition politicians, Ahir said it is unfortunate to indulge in politics over the surgical strikes.
Army conducted surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads along the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29. (Photo: PTI)
 Army conducted surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads along the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: Amid the raging debate over releasing the video of the Army-led cross-LoC surgical strikes, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said in Mumbai on Wednesday that it was for the Prime Minister to decide whether the footage should be made public or not.

"The PM will take a decision on whether to release the video handed over to the government by the Army," he said.

 

"It is unfortunate to indulge in politics over the surgical strikes. This has maligned the image of the Army," he said.

Read: Pakistan admits to surgical strikes by India, names areas of operation

To a question on efforts undertaken by the Central government to bring home Chandu Babulal Chohan, the 22-year-old soldier of the 37 Rashtriya Rifles captured by Pakistani forces, the Union Minister of State for Home said, "We are making all efforts to bring him back. We will definitely bring him back. However, one cannot say how much time it will take."

 

On Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam's remark terming the surgical strikes as "fake", Ahir said, "Nirupam was in Shiv Sena and could not stay loyal to (the late Sena founder) Bal Thackeray. How can he be loyal to Congress?"

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