On eve of second anniversary of surgical strikes, Nirmala Sitharaman says India showed that terrorists' acts won't go unpunished

New Delhi: On the eve of the second anniversary of the surgical strikes, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that terrorists' launch pads were destroyed after the exercise and those wanting to spread terror were adequately punished.

The government is celebrating Parakram Parv from 28-30 September to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes that the forces had carried out on terror launch pads in 2016.

File image of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

File image of defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman. PTI

"We showed that for the cowardly act of killing, India shall not sit and watch the whole thing. We proved to them (terrorists) that it (their acts) shall not go unpunished...It is all out in the open now (that) all terrorists' launch pads were cleared off and those who wanted to spread terror were adequately punished," Sitharaman said at an event organised at the India Gate Lawns to mark the second anniversary of the surgical strikes.

The minister said the government was celebrating the Parakram Parv through which people could see the valour of the armed forces and remember them.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on Friday the "Parakram Parv" exhibition at a military station.


Updated Date: Sep 28, 2018 22:00 PM

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