India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday claimed the “results of the airstrikes in Pakistan would have been different if the country had acquired Rafale fighter aircraft”.
Speaking at a media event, Modi took on the opposition over the issue of air strikes, saying the entire country is feeling the absence of Rafale aircraft.
“The country is feeling the absence of Rafale. The entire country is saying in one voice today, what all could have happened if we had Rafale. The country has suffered a lot due to selfish interests earlier and now politics over Rafale,” he said.
He also hit out at his detractors saying they are free to criticise him but their anti-Modi tirade should not help alleged terrorists like Masood Azhar and Hafiz Saeed.
“One of the challenges before the country is some people opposing their own country. When the entire nation today is standing with the armed forces, some parties are casting doubts on them. These are the parties whose statements and articles are being used by Pakistan against India. In their fixation with criticising Modi, they are opposing the country and comprising its interests,” the Indian PM said.