Narendra Modi makes indirect reference to air strikes at Gandhi Peace Prize event; tells audience he was ‘busy’ with ‘other work’

Narendra Modi made an indirect reference to the IAF strikes during the Gandhi Peace Awards, apologising for being late as he was ‘busy’ with ‘some other work’

Press Trust of India February 26, 2019 15:00:49 IST
Narendra Modi makes indirect reference to air strikes at Gandhi Peace Prize event; tells audience he was ‘busy’ with ‘other work’
  • Modi made an indirect reference to the IAF air strikes carried out on terror camps across the LoC at Gandhi Peace Awards

  • He sought apology from the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for being late as he was ‘busy’ with ‘some other work’

  • He had chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his official residence around 10 am regarding the air strikes

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made an indirect reference to the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force on terror camps across the LoC when he sought apology from the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for being late as he was "busy" with "some other work".

Narendra Modi makes indirect reference to air strikes at Gandhi Peace Prize event tells audience he was busy with other work

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Gandhi Peace Prize awards. PTI

He had chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his official residence around 10 am before rushing to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018.

The event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan was to begin at 11 am, but started a little late. "First of all, my apologies or being late. The programme started late as I reached here (Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan) late. I was busy in some other work and I was late," he said while addressing the gathering.

In a pre-dawn operation, the Indian Air Force bombed terror camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side, 12 days after the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group carried out the Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

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