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7 images that prove South India is in Modi's thrall

India Called 'Nuke-Armed' Pak’s Bluff With Balakot Air Strikes – Modi On AFSPA, PM Modi says, 'Shouldn't our security forces have safety net?'
Jeannette Daniel | 15 April, 2019, 06:45

Referring to National Conference leader Omar Abdullah's demand for a separate prime minister for Jammu and Kashmir, Modi said, "They can bring their entire clan into field, can abuse Modi as much as they want but they won't be able to divide this nation".

He said the wave in favour of the BJP was stronger this time than in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a big rally in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir today.

While the parliamentary poll is in full swing in India, PM Narendra Modi has addressed an audience at an election rally detailing why he prioritises security issues in his policies, as well as pondering on the soured ties with Pakistan.

Highlighting the importance of voting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi asserted, "Your vote in 2014 ensured long-term progress and infrastructural development for J&K".

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Modi also challenged the "two families" who have "ruled" the state for three generations and said that he would not allow them to divide the country. He also picked on Pakistan, saying that India's cross-border strikes had exposed its "nuclear bluff".

Mr Modi slammed the Congress for raising doubts on the Balakot airstrikes and said that the Opposition party has never trusted the valour of the Armed Forces.

Modi said such people could not understand the "tapasya" of the Army as they were born with a silver spoon. "I have gone around the country".

"It was in Kathua that Shyama Prasad Mookerjee unfurled the tricolour and Prem Nath Dogra stood with him. India is not Modi & Modi isn't India".

A new twist in the India-Pakistan conflict occurred when Indian fighter jets conducted "pre-emptive non-military" strikes against alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps based in Balakot in Pakistan on 26 February in response to the 14 February Pulwama terror incident in which more than 40 Indian paramilitary troops were killed. The suicide bombing was claimed by a Pakistan-based group however. A dogfight ensued, in which a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet was shot down by Pakistan.

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