Surgical strikes ‘necessary’: Nitish Kumar

bihar-chief-minister-nitish-kumarPatna, (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed solidarity with the central government and said that the whole nation is united on the issue of terrorism.

Nitish also expressed support for the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army at seven terror launch pads on September 29 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

“There should be no politics leading to contradictory statements on the issue of terrorism. We need to be united. So, we support any necessary step that the central government is taking, or will take, on the matter,” he said.

The Bihar Chief Minister’s remarks came after an attack on a Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Baramulla town of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night.

“We can’t say that the surgical operation is responsible for this (the terror attack)… Surgical strikes were necessary and a successful operation. But, we can’t think that all other terrorist activities will stop after the strikes,” he said.

“Terrorists will not stop their activities and will continue to find ways to attack us. We need to be always prepared to deal with such elements,” he added.

Militants attacked a camp of the 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) in the Janbazpora area of Baramulla on Sunday night. One BSF trooper was killed and another injured in the exchange of fire.

Earlier, 19 soldiers were martyred in the September 18 terror attack at an army camp in Uri town of north Kashmir, which became the immediate provocation for the surgical operation by the army.

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