India carried out three cross-border strikes in five years, won’t talk about third: Rajnath Singh

Union Minister Rajnath Singh. (File)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the Indian armed forces have carried out three cross border strikes in the last five years. While the details of two strikes are already in the public domain, Singh stopped short of revealing details about the third strike.

Pichle paanch varsho mein, teen baar apni seema ke bahar jaa kar hum logon ne air strike kar kaamyaabi haasil ki hai. Do ki jaankari apko dunga, teesri ki nahi dunga. (In the last five years, we have done air strikes three times by crossing the border. I will give you details of the two strikes but not about the third),” Rajnath was quoted as saying by ANI. The statement came during an address in a public rally in Mangaluru.

“Once in Uri, our soldiers were killed by terrorists coming from Pakistan, then our soldiers had responded. Next was after Pulwama. The third one I will not disclose,” Rajnath said. The statement comes days after de-escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, following the deadly Pulwama attack, when 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide bomb attack carried out by the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad…

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