Delhi Assembly passes resolution congratulating Modi, Army over surgical strikes

The Delhi assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army for the surgical strikes against terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 30, 2016, 20:22 PM IST

New Delhi: The Delhi assembly on Friday passed a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Indian Army for the surgical strikes against terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The resolution moved by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also condemned the attack by "Pakistan-sponsored" terrorists in "strongest possible terms".

Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta BJP, while supporting the resolution, moved an amendment to include Modi`s name for taking the "landmark" decision.

The amendment was passed after Kejriwal asked for the inclusion of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, the central government and the chiefs of the armed forces.

The army carried out the surgical strikes in the early hours of September 29 on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) inflicting "significant casualties".