Army carried out cross-border operations in past too, says 2016 surgical strikes commander Lt Gen DS Hooda

Last Updated: Sunday, 5 May 2019 (12:23 IST)
Retired Lieutenant General said that had happened in the past too, but disapproved of politicising the matter.
 
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Responding to a question on the Congress party’s claim that six surgical strikes had been carried out during its rule too, Hooda said, “Certainly cross-border operations have been carried out by the Indian Army in the past too. I am not aware of the exact dates and areas.”
 
The Congress on Thursday came out with a list of six anti-terror surgical strikes carried out during the UPA rule, asserting that it never tried to take political advantage from military operations as was being done by the BJP.
 
The Congress released the list at a press conference after BJP leader Arun Jaitley took a jibe at the opposition party, saying its surgical strikes were “invisible and unknown”.
 
The former chief of the Indian Army’s Northern Command said it was not good to politicise the Army.