After the successful completion of India’s surgical strike on Thursday, Defence minister, Manohar Parrikar spoke for the first time on Saturday “Pakistan is in a state of coma just like an anaesthetized patient after surgery. “
“Even two days after the surgical strikes, Pakistan has no idea what has happened,” he said.
Parrikar was speaking while attending a function at Peethsain Chauthan in Uttrakhand’s Pauri Garhwal region. “Indian troops were like Hanuman who did not quite know their prowess before the surgical strikes,” said Parrikar, comparing the the Indian Army to Hanuman, staunch devotee of lord Rama.
“Indian troops caught Pakistan unaware as our commandos did what they had to without Pakistani authorities getting a wind of it,” said Mr. Parrikar.
He continued to cite instances from the Hindu mythology and tales to present a realistic picture to audience about what is happening in the border, saying “Lord Rama won Lanka and gave it to Vibhishana. We did the same in the Bangladesh operation. We do not want to harm anyone, but if some harms us, a befitting reply will be given.”
Parrikar further continued saying “The surgical strikes gave our forces an idea of what they were capable of doing. Pakistan is bewildered following the strikes, not quite knowing how to react,”
The Indian Army carried out the surgical strikes on Thursday, on seven different launch pads and staging areas to hunt for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC). This strike was initiated with the intension of stopping terrorists, who were preparing to infiltrate through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to India.
These strikes were a reaction of the Indian Army after the Uri attack in which 18 soldiers lost their lives. Ever since the tensions between the two neighbouring countries have been high, Indian Army is put on a high-alert to face any emergency situation.