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.
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.
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.”
“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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