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Our country is in safe hands: Narendra Modi

In a first public address following the Indian Airforce’s airstrikes on terror camps in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his message to the people of the country that the country is in safe hands and that nothing comes above the nation. 
 
The airstrikes on JeM camps have been described as non-military action by the Government of India. “I want to assure the people that the country is in safe hands. There is nothing above the nation. I will not let you down,” he said, addressing a public meeting today.
 
“My soul says today is the day to reiterate what I had expressed in 2014. I swear by my land I won't let my country be destroyed. I will not let the country stop. I will not let the country bow down. I pledge to the motherland that I will not let her head down," he elaborated, reflecting his confidence of continuing as India’s Prime Minister after upcoming General Elections.
 
However, Modi was careful enough by not making any reference to the strikes. According to the Government, Indian Airforce struck the biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot in the wee hours of Tuesday. 
 
The aircrafts went up to Balakot and dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on the terror camp. Around 10 Mirage 2000s took part in the operation. Major terror camps of JeM had been identified on the basis of concrete intelligence, following which the strike took place.
 
“A large number of JeM terrorists were killed. Top commanders were eliminated in the strike,” said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, addressing a press conference. The strike avoided civilian casualties and reiterated India’s response to the Pulwama attack in Kashmir that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans on February 14. 
 
The Prime Minister added that the “Pradhan sevak is able to work because party is bigger than individuals and country is bigger than the party,” he said, indirectly referring to India’s strong response to Pakistan’s attack on the country. 
 

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