NEW DELHI: The 2016 surgical strikes manifest the “the face of new India” as the country is willing to cross all limits to protect itself, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathoresaid on Friday on the eve of the military action’s second anniversary.
The Information and Broadcasting Minister, while speaking on the sidelines of an event here, said there was a need for creating a situation in which many young people and citizens are aligned with what the military is doing.
“India is a country which has never attacked any other country. This is our strength, not our weakness. The Indian military, be it on snow-clad mountains, in seas, or in air, they keep us safe and they sacrifice, even laying down their lives.
“We remember all the soldiers and officials of the Indian military, and we salute them,” Rathore said.
Noting that the second anniversary of the surgical strikes is being marked as ‘Parakarm Parv’, Rathore recalled that two years ago, India’s brave soldiers had taken revenge for terrorism inflicted on the country by going to enemy hideouts and destroying them.