The Congress released the list at a press conference after BJP leader Arun Jaitley took a jibe at the Opposition party.
New Delhi: Amid a war of words with the ruling BJP over anti-terror surgical strikes, the Congress on Thursday came out with a list of six strikes carried out during UPA rule, asserting that it never tried to take political advantage from military operations.
The Congress released the list at a press conference after BJP leader Arun Jaitley took a jibe at the Opposition party, saying its surgical strikes were “invisible and unknown”.
The UPA government carried out six surgical strikes — Bhattal sector in Poonch (June 19, 2008); Sharda sector, across Neelam valley, in Kel (August 30-September 1, 2011); Sawan Patra checkpost (January 6, 2013); Nazapir sector (July 27-28, 2013); Neelam valley (August 6, 2013) and December 23, 2013, said Congress spokesperson Rajeev Shukla.
The war of words between the two parties started after former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in an interview that multiple surgical strikes took place during UPA rule.