‘Go to Pakistan and count bodies’: Rajnath Singh to Opposition on Air Strike

New Delhi: As opposition parties are seeking clarification on the number of deaths of terrorists in the Air Strike by Indian Air Force at Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror in Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday lashed out at the opposition.

Mr Singh while addressing a public meeting in Assam’s Dhubri said that those raising the question should go to Pakistan and count the bodies.

Before the air strike by Indian Air Force, Singh claimed that the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) system had confirmed about the presence of around 300 active mobile phones in that region.

He said “Should our IAF pilots have visited the sites of the strikes and counted those killed? What kind of drama is this? If our friends in Congress want numbers, I would ask them to go to Pakistan and count. Ask people there how many people were killed by our IAF pilots.”

Twelve days after Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out multiple aerial strikes at terror launch pads at various places in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, destroying control rooms of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and some other infrastructure.

The terror camps in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad, capital of PoK, were struck by 12 Mirage 2000 jets with 1000 kg of explosives at around 3:30 am.

However, no information on the number of JeM terrorists killed in the strikes by 12 IAF Mirage 2000 jets have been released by the government, the figure of 250-300 deaths have been cited.