New Delhi: Union minister V.K. Singh on Wednesday used a mosquito metaphor to address the debate on casualty figures in the Balakot air strikes, asking if he was expected to sit and count how many he killed at night or “sleep in comfort”.
The tweet from the minister of state for external affairs came a day after he slammed the Congress for demanding the data and said it was not a “game of marbles” where an exact score can be kept.
“There were a lot of mosquitoes at 3:30 am at night. So, I used Hit (mosquito repellent) on them. Now, should I sit and count how many mosquitoes I killed or sleep in comfort,” Singh tweeted on Wednesday in an apparent reference to Congress demands from the government on proof of casualty figures in the air-strikes.
He also said people want India to emulate Israel in targeting terrorists but it cannot happen because the opposition in that country, unlike India, does not question and “insult” their army when it carries out tasks like ‘Operation Munich’....