Defending IAF’s strike, Jaitley said that if USA can enter Pakistani territory and take down Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, then India too has every right to safeguard itself from Pakistan’s aggressions.
“A week is too long a time for any country. If you look at last 24 hours, one week would appear to be a day. “
“I remember when the United States’ Navy Seals had conducted an operation in Abbottabad to take away Osama Bin Laden… can’t we also do that?”
“This used to be a mere idea, a wish. There was a lot of frustration and dejection, but today even doing that is possible”
Jaitley’s comments come after India carried out air strikes inside Pakistan early on February 26, targeting terror camps.
The strikes involving several fighter jets of the Indian Air Force successfully destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.