An eight minute long video, taken from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI), has been an issue of content in Indian national politics through-out the day today.
The video contained some footages of the September, 2016 surgical strike, which has caught the attention of people and has been on various media channels.
The video shows the surgical strike operation that was carried out by the Indian Army against terror launch pads in September 2016.
The video shows bunkers and other military installations of Pakistan being blown up, and terrorist being killed.
According to reports after the video was aired, Retd. LT General DS Hooda confirmed that the video was real.
On this issues army sources informed that DS Hooda was directly in-charge of the Surgical strikes in September 2016.
However, soon after the video was aired, Congress was quick to slam BJP and Modi Government, alleging that the Modi-led government was using the armed forces for political and electoral gains.
Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Let the ruling dispensation remember that the blood and sacrifice of our brave soldiers cannot become a political vote garnering tool for the Modi Government and the BJP.”
After Surjewala’s comment Central Minster cum BJP Member of Parliament Ravi Shankar Prasad ripped into the Congress camp over its allegation that BJP had shamelessly politicised the issue.
An angry Law Minister retorted back with a scornful question, ‘Did the Congress even believe there was a surgical strike’?
The minister said that the opposition party’s allegations will make the terrorist happy. He added, “Are they saying (read congress) the video is fake? Do they think the surgical strikes were right or not?”
In a press meet also asked the journalists that please tell me which election is happening now or in the near future? The minister scorned that there are no election at the moment.
The then Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the then Army Chief Dalbir singh Suhag and DS hooda had planned out the whole covert strikes after consulting other security agencies, said a report.