The Chief of Army staff was interacting with the media in after reviewing the passing-out parade of 264 trainees, comprising midshipmen and cadets of the Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard and 10 international cadets.
Although the Pakistani attack on the day following the Balakot strikes by IAF was thwarted by the Air Force air defence fighters, it was felt that presence of air defence units in the area could have caused more damage to the Pakistanis
In an interview to a private news channel aired on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he relied on his 'raw wisdom' to dispel doubts of defence experts who wanted the air strikes to be deferred due to inclement weather.
All pre-election talk of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah being cut down to size evaporated after the Lok Sabha elections were declared. But BJP's confidence to win majority on its own was backed by genius of a strategy, writes Anirban Ganguly