CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday criticised the Government of India for allegedly politicising the “surgical strikes” across the LoC in September 2016, a day after TV channels aired a video purportedly of the Army action.
“I agree that one should not take advantage of something the Army has done. The Army does it all the time,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a programmeorganised to distribute cheques to the Jodhpur detainees, who were sent to Jodhpur prison following ‘Operation Blue Star’ in June 1984.
The ex-Army man, however, said he has not seen the video.
Echoing the Congress party-line, Singh said Army actions should not be used as fodder for political or electoral gains.
“It was unfortunate that the surgical strikes were being “repeatedly politicised” by the central government,” he added.