Leger did not perform data on" surgical attacks" before Sept. 2016:
JAMMU: Army Has No Data To Suggest Surgical Attacks Were Performed By His Troops Over The Line Of Control (LoC) Before September 29, 2016, The Day That Such Strikes Were Performed Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
This Was Explained By The Directorate General Of Military Operations (DGMOs) In An RTI Response, Confirming The UPA And Congress Allegations That Six Surgical Attacks Took Place During The Period Of Manmohan Singh Government.
This Section Contains No Data Regarding Surgical Attacks If Performed Before September 29, 2016 Said Col A D S Jasrotia At The Integrated Headquarters Of MoD (Army).
The Reply Came In Response To RTI Filed By Jammu-based Activist Rohit Choudhary About The Number Of Surgical Strikes On Pakistan Between 2004 And 2014, And After September 2014. He Also Sought To Know How Many Of Those Were Successful.
" The Indian Army On September 29, 2016, Surged Strikes Along The LOC. No Indian Soldier Lost His Life During Surgical Attacks," Said IHQ's Army ' S Director-General Of Military Operations (DGMO) In The RTI Response.
Some Congress Leaders Including From Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Claimed That Several Surgical Strikes Were Conducted By Army During The Previous UPA Rule.
"Multiple surgical strikes took place during our tenure, too. For us, military operations were meant for strategic deterrence and giving a befitting reply to anti-India forces than to be used for vote garnering exercises,â€? Singh had said in an interview to a newspaper. Congress leader Rajiv Shukla had told reporters at an AICC briefing last week that six surgical strikes were conducted during the period of Manmohan Singh Government.
The BJP Had Questioned The Allegations And Said Congress Had The Habit Of Lying.
Union Minister VK Singh, A Former Army Chief, Denied Knowledge Of A Surgical Strike During His Term Of Office And Accused Congress Of Lying About It.
He Rose And Said," Congress Has The Habit Of Lying. Will You Please Let Me Know Which ' So-called Surgical Strike ' You Acknowledge My Appointment As COAS (Chief Of Staff Of The Army). Are Sure You Hired A Coupta To Invent Another Story. "