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Indian defence minister faces criticism from opposition

PANAJI (India): Faced with a flood of feedback from different quarters over his announcements on “cross-Line of Control strikes” by the armed force, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday he had quit using “strike”.

The minister has been confronting feedback from the restriction for a whirlwind of comments over the “surgical strikes” the Indian government guaranteed to have done in Azad Kashmir and which were denied by Pakistan.

“I will want to address the social affair in neighborhood dialect. I scarcely get a chance to address in neighborhood dialect.

“In any case, I guarantee you I won’t touch any dubious issue. I have officially quit utilizing the word strike,” Parrikar, who was in his home condition of Goa, said amid the initiation of a helicopter motors support unit in Sattari tehsil.

“You raised the term (strike) in your discourse, alluding to work issues,” he said on a lighter note after the discourse by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar amid the occasion.

On October 17, the clergyman had condemned those looking for verification for the “surgical strikes”.

Censuring Parrikar for dismissing its claim of “surgical strikes” having been attempted by the armed force under the administration drove by it, Congress had requested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi get control over his pugnacious clergyman and BJP boss Amit Shah, and apologize to the military.