Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram attacks Defence Minister NirmalaSitharaman for stating that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014.He questioned her if she was giving a clean chit to Pakistan in the 2016 Pathankot and Uri attacks.
The former Finance Minister on Monday took to twitter and in a series of tweets, asked Sitharaman to locate Uri and Pathankot in India’s map.
“The Defence Minister said that there has been no terror attack from Pakistan after 2014. Will the Defence Minister pick up India’s map and locate Pathankot and Uri?
By saying these attacks were not from Pakistan, is the Defence Minister giving a clean chit to Pakistan in respect of the Pathankot and Uri attacks?” Chidambaram wrote in his tweet
NirmalaSitharaman on Saturday during the second day of the BharatiyaJanata Party National Council, had claimed that post 2014 there had been no major terrorist attack.
“All attempts to inflict havoc in the country have been eliminated at the border itself and this government has ensured that there are no opportunities for terrorists to disturb the peace,” she said.
The attack on the Pathankot Air Force Station which is part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force took place on January 2, 2016.
The Uri attack also took place later that year on September 18 when four heavily armed terrorists attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in the Jammu and Kashmir town and killed 19 soldiers.