A belligerent Bollywood has lapped up Indian claims of carrying out 'surgical strikes' across the Line of Control -- assertions categorically rejected by Pakistan.
Industry heavyweights Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan were among the scores of Indians who jumped on the bandwagon. Read what they had to say here.
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T 2394 - "Don't mess with the Indian Army" !!— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 29, 2016
Thnx Indian army for the action against terrorism.V should all pray for safety & well being of our Indian soldiers. pic.twitter.com/7gltoNP937— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 29, 2016
Akshay Kumar, Farhan Akhtar, Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Sajid Khan, Raveena Tandon, Arjun Rampal, Riteish Dehmukh, Preity Zinta and Sunny Deol also fell for the Indian Army assertions.
Proud of the Indian Army for successfully carrying out the anti-terrorism operation.Glad the Government took this bold step,was about time!— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 29, 2016
Hats off to the Indian army for proving that every Indian life matters.#SaluteToTheArmy— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) September 30, 2016
Salute to the Indian army,we once again stand united for war against terror #ProudIndian— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) September 29, 2016
I SALUTE THE INDIAN ARMY...I SALUTE OUR BRAVEHEART SOLDIERS..BHARAT MATA KI JAI.. #SurgicalStrike— Sajid Khan (@SimplySajidK) September 29, 2016
Super proud that terrorism is spoken to in the language they understand.Let's unite borders by uniting against terrorism. #IndianArmy ki Jai— arjun rampal (@rampalarjun) September 29, 2016
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Seems Bollywood is in no mood to cross check facts. “India’s claims of surgical strikes are baseless,” DG ISPR Asim Bajwa said in a recent statement. “There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India,” it reads. The military’s media wing added, “As per rules of engagement same was strongly and befittingly responded by Pakistani troops.”
Pakistan Army rubbishes India's claim of 'surgical strikes' along LoC
“This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by re-branding cross-border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth,” the statement said. “Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded,” it went on to warn.
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