Demanding proof of surgical strikes, conveys a signal that India is divided: BJP

| Updated: Oct 05, 2016 19:09 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 5 (ANI): Criticising the opposition's demand for proof of the Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC last month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that questioning the integrity of the armed forces will convey a signal that India is divided. BJP leader Nalin Kohli "On the very first day, immediately after the surgical strikes, the Congress party and other political parties immediately complimented, congratulated the government, the armed forces for their bravery, valor displayed during the successful surgical strikes. Now, you can't ask for proof." "The two things are contradictory and that means you don't have faith and that should not be the case. With regard to national security, terrorism, anti-national activities that have happened across the border, we all need to speak in one voice and don't inadvertently send a signal that we are divided. And Pakistan or some other countries can benefit from it or we end up demoralizing our armed forces," he added. Earlier, the opposition had demanded that the government "call Pakistan's bluff" and give evidence of the September 29 predawn strikes after several news reports in the international media cast doubt on the same. The government has accused the opposition of attempting to lower the morale of the armed forces. (ANI)