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Congress has always supported defence forces: Digvijaya Singh

Updated: Oct 04, 2016 18:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 4 (ANI): Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said he strongly condemns the Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed by the terrorists.

Now, a critical situation prevails all over the country.

Digvijay Singh said, "The Congress party has always supported the soldiers and we also respect all our Indian defence forces. The Congress party never played bad politics on national dignity."

India carried out surgical strike on seven terror launch pads across the LoC on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

"The Congress has always supported defence forces and has immense respect towards them. The Congress doesn't do politics in the subjects which are of national importance like former prime minister Gujral who always commented badly about the UPA government and Manmohan Singh," Singh said.

"We should do whatever we can to thwart Pakistani's effort to defame India in the UN and other international forums," he added.

Responding to Chidambaram's tweet where others have accused him of demoralizing Indian armed forces, he said, "We are being wrongly framed. However, there are efforts to defame our Indian Army and if we don't take action immediately then the army will get demoralised." (ANI)