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Only military will know if the cross-LoC surgical strikes took place in the past: FS Jaishankar

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Tuesday Said Whether Cross-LoC Surgical Strikes Were Undertaken By The Army In The Past Only The Military Will Know As No “message' About Such Assaults Were Conveyed.

PTI | Updated on: 19 Oct 2016, 08:26:22 AM
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar (Getty Images)

New Delhi:

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar Tuesday said whether cross-LoC surgical strikes were undertaken by the army in the past only the military will know as no “message” about such assaults were conveyed.

“What FS said is that the key issue is that we went public after conducting the surgical strikes which conveyed a politico-military message. Whether any previous crossings had been done only the army would know. But it is irrelevant anyway because there was no message,” sources in the government said.

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The clarification about what transpired at a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on External Affairs, which was briefed on the strikes by Jaishankar, came after some opposition MPs quoted him having said the army had carried out “target specific, limited-calibre, counter-terrorist operations” across the LoC in the past too but this was for the first time the government had gone public about it.

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First Published : 19 Oct 2016, 07:53:00 AM

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