RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lauds Army, govt for surgical strike

"We are delighted with the valour shown by the Army,� he said at the RSS annual Dussehra gathering

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat lauds Army, govt for surgical strike

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday lauded surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army against Pakistani terrorists across the Line of Control, saying that the operation enhanced India’s prestige in the world and give forth a message to trouble-makers that there is a limit to its patience.

Addressing the RSS annual Dussehra gathering, the chief spoke about the ongoing unrest in Kashmir, tension on the border and the issue of cow protection, vowing to root out social discrimination.

Bhagwat, referring to Jammu and Kashmir, said the situation there was of concern and said the commitment of our leaders that the whole of the state, including PoK, belongs to India is good.

“What is needed is that this strength of statement is reflected in action as well,” the RSS chief said.

“Under our government, the Army has recently given a befitting reply. The Army’s and India’s prestige in the world have gone up. The trouble-makers have been given this message that there is a limit to patience... The one [Pakistan] which has been inimical to us is getting isolated. We are delighted with the valour shown by the Army,” Bhagwat said.

Bhagwat went on to say that the whole world is aware that the subversive activities constantly promoted from the across the border are mainly responsible for disturbances in the Kashmir valley.

Addressing thousands of the RSS cadres and functionaries who were in their new uniform of dark brown trousers instead of khaki shorts in attendance, Bhagwat said the “firmness and efficiency shown in the matter of diplomacy and defence should permanently reflect in our policies”.

“A level of perpetual co-ordination and co-operation is needed among in the defence forces and intelligence agencies as we have to pay a heavy price for a moment’s distraction,” Bhagwat added.

The RSS chief, in his annual speech, also stressed on the need for maintaining a strict vigil on maritime boundaries as well as frontier areas.

The government and administration should engage the locals to stop infiltration from across the border, Bhagwat said.