Pathankot terror attack mishandled by Modi govt: Rahul Gandhi

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed the Pathankot terror attack was mishandled by the Modi government.

Last Updated: Jan 16, 2016, 14:35 PM IST
Pathankot terror attack mishandled by Modi govt: Rahul Gandhi

Mumbai: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday claimed the Pathankot terror attack was mishandled by the Modi government.

"The best experts on dealing with terrorism, foreign policy are not being consulted. NSA is dealing (with the attack) directly. His job is strategy, not tactics which is the job of NSG. When you let people who don't know what to do, do it, you get into a problem," he said criticising National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

 

While interacting with B-school students of the prestigious Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) here, Gandhi said: "You can't totally prevent terror attacks but you can react in the right way. The main issue is how do we respond. During the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the then UPA government consulted all senior people. We completely marginalised Pakistan. Now, the way it is being handled is ad hoc.".

"We ensured peace in Kashmir," he added.

Clad in casual jeans and tee-shirt, Gandhi attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh for what he termed as their "rigid thinking" which hampers creativity and start-ups in the country.