The ‘Pulwama-Balakot’ issue was meant to be a security crisis for India. But, as time is passing, it is proving that the issue is a political one, not security. Every party is trying to prove itself right on the issue, instead of engaging in a fruitful dialogue.
The Bhartiya Janta Party spokespersons, leaders are saying that the IAF strikes have killed 250-600 terrorists, the Indian Air Force officials are saying that they are not in a position to tell the count, and the opposition leaders are saying that the party in the rule is trying to milk the situation. What is in the interest of Indian Security – No one is saying about.
When asked by media about the numbers of terrorists killed in air strikes, the Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said, “We can't count how many people have died. It depends on how many people were there.
Air Force is not in a position to clarify how many people were inside. We don't count human casualties. We count what targets we have hit or not hit.”
And then he was asked if the targets could have been missed by IAF, to which he replied, “Why would they (Pakistan) have responded? If we had dropped bombs in the jungle there would be no need to respond.”
And this clears the fog. The official statement from Indian Air Force is that they hit the target, but didn’t count the bodies.
Now here is what the people in the Governing party are saying:
The Vice president of BJP Mr SS Ahluwalia said that air strike meant to strike a message, not to kill people. He also slammed the media for quoting BJP Ministers.
Minister of State in Modi's cabinet, SS Ahluwalia is saying @narendramodi or @AmitShah never claimed that our #AirStrikes killed 300+ Terrorists & we didnt want any "Human Casualties". Is the Govt now backtracking from its claims that they took out a Terrorist Camp in Pakistan? pic.twitter.com/nstgsWF6sZ
But, BJP President Amit Shah said in a rally on Sunday that more than 250 terrorists were killed in the strike.
BS Yeddyurappa, a senior leader of BJP from Karnataka, earlier said, “The atmosphere....day by day the wind is increasingly blowing in favour of BJP. Yesterday's action of destroying terror hideouts by entering inside Pakistan has resulted in a pro-Modi wave in the country, the results of which can be seen in coming Lok Sabha polls.
It has enthused youths; all this will help us in winning more than 22 Lok Sabha seats (in Karnataka)."
Congress, on the other hand, is also busy in slamming the ruling party, instead of talking sense.
"Modi ji, your central government ministers are stating that TV channels' news is fake, stating that the prime minister never stated that 300 terrorists were killed during the Balakot air strike. Is this true? If no, the prime minister should tell the truth. Regards, citizens of the country," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala in a tweet.
Navjot Singh Sidhu, famous for his theatrical style, quested the Government and asked, “Were you uprooting terrorists or trees?’
The goal of terrorists was to spread terror, to make chaos in India. I can’t say about terror, but they certainly have made chaos in Indian Politics.