/ ‘We kept quiet, but Pakistan began crying at 5am’: PM Modi on Balakot strike

Hindustan Times : Mar 09, 2019, 04:26 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was Pakistan which “cried” after the Indian Air Force (IAF) carried out a strike at terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed deep across Line of Control. He said Pakistan had done its preparation after Pulwama attack expecting a post-Uri style surgical strike, but “we went by air”. PM Modi targeted the opposition leaders once again for seeking clarification from the government over strike.

“When surgical strike happened, we informed the country about it…After Pulwama, we did what we had but we were keeping quiet. It was Pakistan that started crying at 5 am on Twitter. Pakistan started crying ‘Modi ne maara, Modi ne maara’ (Modi hit us, Modi hit us)…But some people, who eat of India but make statements to help Pakistan,” PM Modi told a public rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida.

The prime minister said, “After Pulwama attack, the brave soldiers of India did what had not been done in decades. They hit the terrorists and their patrons.”

“Pakistan expected that Modi will carry out another surgical strike. They made heavy deployment along on the ground. But we went there by air,” he said.

PM Modi targeted the opposition leaders once again for seeking clarification from the government over the IAF strike in Balakot terror camps belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed, the terror outfit which claimed responsibility for attack in Pulwama killing 40 CRPF jawans on February 14.