Terrorism

Stop talking, start taking action: Shashi Tharoor to Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File) Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Asserting that the escalations along the border are rising especially after the Nagrota terror attack in which seven soldiers lost their lives, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take tangible action instead of making speeches about taking action against terrorists.

“I want my government to talk less and act more. We are tired of hearing from our prime minster, defence minister about their possible retaliations, but despite that soldiers are dying. If you want to retort, then do it by taking any concrete and tangible action, not by talking,” Tharoor told reporters in Jaipur.

On Tuesday, two Indian Army officers and five soldiers were killed in the attack, where a group of heavily armed terrorists disguised in police uniforms targeted an army unit located three kilometers from the corps headquarters.

The terrorists forced their entry into the officers mess complex by throwing grenades and firing at the sentries, the army said in a statement.

This led to a hostage like situation, but it was quickly contained, and thereafter, in a deliberate operation, all were successfully rescued, which included 12 soldiers, two women and two children.

Defence PRO Manish Mehta said combing operations have been called off for now and would resume on Wednesday morning.

Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh has briefed Prime Minister Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the attack.

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