Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday launched frontal attack on Congress party accusing them of doubting the valour of Indian Air Force.
Guwahati: Union home minister Rajnath Singh here on Tuesday launched frontal attack on Congress party accusing them of doubting the valour of Indian Air Force by asking the death toll in the airstrike inside Pakistan.
Stating that Congress leaders, desperate to know casualty of airstrike, may go to Pakistan and do the head count, Mr Singh said that the number of terrorists killed in the air strike by Indian Air Force on the training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan’s Balakot would be known “today or tomorrow”.
Regretting the remarks of some Congress leaders, Mr Singh said, “If my Congress friends feel that the numbers should be informed to them, then I would like to say that if you want to go to Pakistan, then go, count and ask people there that how many were killed by our Air Force.”
Addressing a public meeting at Dhubri in Western Assam, he said, “Some leaders of the other political parties are asking how many terrorists were killed in the IAF strike. Today or tomorrow, it will be known.”
The Union home minister, however, added, “National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) system had recorded the presence of around 300 active mobile phones at the place where strike took place. It is on you to speculate the possible casualty.”
Taking a dig at the opposition for their repeated question — kitne mare, kitne mare?” (how many died?), Mr Singh said, “Should we ask our soldiers to count the heads after strike —-1, 2, 3, 4, 5...? What is this joke?”
“The NTRO, which has an authentic system, said that 300 mobile phones were active (at the Balakot site). Were these mobile phones used by the trees? Now will you (Opposition) not believe the NTRO also?” Mr Singh said.