Lt General DS Hooda, hero of 2016 surgical strikes, says PM Modi must be congratulated for Tuesday’s air strike


Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda, who spearheaded India’s last surgical strikes in 2016, has praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the Tuesday’s decisive action against Pakistan.


General Hooda assured Indians to not worry about their safety in the event of a possible Pakistan attack. He told ABP News, “Indians need not worry. Indian army is fully capable of replying to Pakistan in the event that it attacks India.”

When asked if he would like to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi, General Hooda said, “Absolutely, Everyone deserves compliments, congratulations. They way they planned and executed this operations, everyone deserves congratulations.”

General Hooda’s comments assume significance in light of recent reports that he was appointed by the Congress lead a task force on national security. General Hooda had met Gandhi prompting the Congress to tweet, “Rahul Gandhi met with Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) to institute a task force on National Security which will prepare a vision paper for the country. Gen Hooda will lead the task force & work with a select group of experts.”

The Indian Air Force jets on Tuesday had carried out unprecedented air strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. According to reports, as many as 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across the LOC at around 3 am on Tuesday, completely destroying it.

Pakistan has denied the Indian claims adding that its Air Force was able to thwart the Indian operations. Congress President Rahul Gandhi too had tweeted congratulating the Indian Air Force.


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