Cong slams ministers remarks on Army operation in Myanmar

New Delhi,  (PTI): Congress today came down hard on Union Ministers for anandsharma mmaking “boastful and jingoistic” statements on the Army operation in Myanmar and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give them “mentoring and counselling”.

The Defence Minister has “foot-in-mouth” disease and is in the “habit” of making “irresponsible” statements, said party spokesman Anand Sharma who also faulted the “56-inch-chest” remark by another Union Minister.

“There should be sobriety and maturity. Jingoism and boastful claims are not going to help the operations of India’s special forces,” he said.

Sharma, who has been a senior Minister during the UPA rule, also advised National Security Advisor to work and speak with restraint and said that his style of functioning raised serious questions of propriety.

“I would request the Prime Minister to give them mentoring and counselling…. PM should restrain his ministers so there is no repeat,” he said

Sharma said the Prime Minister should have drawn lesson from Nepal experience. “During the quake relief operations, there was a publicity and propaganda overkill which caused us embarrassment,” he said.

The Congress spokesman’s refrain was that in matters of operations by Special forces and those concerning India’s neighbours, there should be sobriety and maturity in the statements and actions of Union Ministers and others concerned.

“Those who should be taking care of national security are busy having sponsored stories in the newspapers and photographs about what they have been doing in Manipur. What they propose to do in the coming days,” he told reporters, in an apparent attack on the NSA.

Sharma’s attack came on a day Defence Minister Manohar Parrkiar attributed the Myanmar operation to “change in mindset”. Taking a dig at Pakistan, the Minister said those who “fear India’s new posture” have already started reacting.

“If the thinking pattern changes, lot of things change. You have seen for the last 2-3 days. A simple action against insurgents has changed the mindset of the full security scenario in the country,” Parrikar said addressing a seminar here.

Indian Army had undertaken a successful cross-border strike with the knowledge of Myanmarese authorities killing at least 38 insurgents who were part of the groups believed to be responsible for the ambush on June 4 that left 18 soldiers dead.


  1. A reference to ‘change in mindset’ has hit the nerve center of all those who were supporting, sponsoring and celebrating the old ‘mindset’ !! smiles… The cult of kaangress and its spokespersons are very well known for their comedy shows as we had seen repeatedly with individuals like Manisha Tiwari, Abhisheka Sanghvi, Diggy Raaja and our own Jannanna!! By the way, are they even considered an opposition party after scoring just 44 seats ? Didn’t they learn any lessons ?

  2. Dear reader,

    India’s national security became contentious issue for BJP whose PM and cabinet seeking media attention for cover up for much talked development and bringing corrupt money.

    Where was the ‘mind set’ when Pakistani born former L.K.Advani taking advice of late Bal Saheb seeking terror outfit of LTTE to nuteralise pakistan?

    Why was those wise brains of Parrikar is not working when he termed ‘terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists’ undermining the ability,courage of our own soldiers who are protecting our borders?

    Where was Modi who granted 1crores check to karkare widow when Mumbai was under siege 26/11 by terror,who assassinated Late Karkare that exposed saffron terror?Why your government didn’t percive the pending case against master terror Assemand who was bailed but admant attacking Congress awarding death sentence to Ajmal Kasab?

    Why BJP made a holy alliance with a Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK),V Gopalsamy also known as Vaiko known for his vocal support of Tamil people in Sri Lanka and LTTE?(Vaiko was the first member of Parliament and chief of a registered political party in the country to be detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002.[6] He was released after spending 18 months in prison).

    Did BJP is suffering from short time memory, The 1988 Maldives coup d’état, was the attempt by a group of Maldivians led by Abdullah Luthufi and assisted by armed mercenaries of a Tamil secessionist organisation from Sri Lanka, the People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE), to overthrow the government in the island republic of Maldives. The coup d’état failed due to the intervention of the Indian Army, whose military operations efforts were code-named Operation Cactus by the Indian Armed Forces?

    Are they aware of operations in Sri Lanka against LTTE during PM Rajiv Gandhi,for which BJP reciprocated by withdrawing protection throwing him to LTTE suicide squad and paving way to congress mukth bharath?

    Why the PM Modi still can’t reach deal with Chinese incursion and territorial integrity of India,despite visiting China and posing some photoshoot with terracotta army?

    Jai hind

  3. Dear Sharia Shaikh,
    First of all, Advani was born in British India. There was no paakistaan back then. This is what happens when you get your history lessons from local madrasa.

    Second, you talk abour LTTE, MDMK, Maldives and others but careful enough to avoid your friends operating from Pakistaan. Do you support those groups?

    Finally, you seem to be upset that Kasab got death in India. I understand your loyalty. It’s over and you need to stop crying about Kasab. You don’t even believe that Kasab is a bad guy, do you?

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