A video footage doing the rounds in social media has shown Union Minister S S Ahluwalia indicating that not much damage was done in the air strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror camps in Pakistan. Ahluwalia also said that the Centre did not want any casualties in the airstrike.
“The reason why no damage was done is because the intention behind it (the airstrike) is to prove that we can destroy their (terrorists’) house by dropping bombs beside it. This was a necessary step,” said Ahluwalia in Bengali. He was speaking to journalists.
He also said that “ this was a necessary step to prove that despite all your (Pakistan’s) surveillance we can pinpoint that area and can destroy it. We didn’t want any human casualties.”
As for the difference regarding the number of casualties in reports by the Indian and international media he said that he has gone through them.
“I have seen the reports by both Indian and International media. I have also heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech. After the incident(airstrike) he gave a speech in Churu (in Rajasthan) . Did he say that 300 people died? Has any spokesperson said it? Has Amit Shah said it?” said Ahluwalia.
When contacted Ahluwalia told DH said " please try to see the full video and only come to me."