Under-fire Navjot Singh Sidhu lauds IAF over cross-LoC raids

Under-fire Navjot Singh Sidhu lauds IAF over cross-LoC raids

Sidhu though was taunted by many who said he was praising the IAF operation only to recover his lost ground.

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Government of India confirmed attacks by Indian Air Force (IAF) jets on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC) early on Tuesday. India said the attacks targeted the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) which claimed responsibility for the suicide terror attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14, martyring over 40 personnel. Pakistan, too, came up with a strong response, charging up an already tense environment prevalent in South Asia.

The Pulwama terror attack has created a deep rift in various walks of the society and even the cricketing community is divided over the question of playing Pakistan in the upcoming ICC World Cup in England and Wales starting in May.

Sidhu lauds eye for an eye policy

The attacks across the LoC, however, united the nation as voices that found themselves at the receiving end a few days ago supported the air force’s act. Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu is one of them. The former India opener took to Twitter to congratulate the IAF for its daring act in retaliation to the gruesome terror attack in Pulwama and stressed on an eye-for-an-eye policy.

In his tweet written in Hindi, Sidhu said, “Iron cuts iron, fire cuts fire, a snakebite’s antidote is also poison. The end of the terrorists is near. Congratulation IAF. Jai Hind! Hail the Indian Army.”

Here’s his tweet

Sidhu, currently a cabinet minister in the Congress government of Punjab, has been in the news for wrong reasons recently. He was criticised for hugging Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan as the prime minister of Pakistan last year after he was invited there.

Recently, the 55-year-old said in the wake of the Pulwama attack that not the entire Pakistan was guilty of the dastardly act. The former cricketer faced a backlash for his remark and was also dropped from a popular comedy show on TV ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’.

Sidhu though was taunted by many who said he was praising the IAF operation only to recover his lost ground.

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