New Delhi, Nov 30th, 2016: Former Defence Minister A K Antony on Wednesday lashed out on Narendra Modi’s government of not learning any lessons after Pathankot and Uri attacks by saying “Instead of boasting about surgical strikes must teach a lesson to Pakistan Army and militants and end this infiltration.”
He surmised that “the government has not learned any lessons after Pathankot and Uri.”
At least seven army personnel, including two officers, were killed in the destructive attack in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir since Uri before three militants were killed in an armed stand-off which also involved a hostage-like situation with 12 soldiers and 4 civilians.
Earlier, Antony had blamed “security lapse” for the Uri terror attack. “It is a serious security lapse. The central government has not learnt any lesson from the Pathankot attack,” the Congress leader had said on the attack on army camp in Uri and suggested that army should be given more freedom to carry out tactical operations.
“In recent months violence in Kashmir with the help of Pakistani army is increasing,” Antony said. Efforts should be made to increase the confidence of people of Kashmir in the army, he had said.