Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the events over the past few days in the aftermath the Pulwama terror attack have yet again demonstrated the strength of India's armed forces.Speaking after inaugurating of slew of railway, road and other development projects, he said India has been facing the menace of terorrism for several years and also seen several terror attacks from 2004 to 2014 cross the country.
The country witnessed bomb blasts and everal teror attacks in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune and other places. Stating that the people of the country expected perpetrators to be punished, but nothing happened, Modi said there was a big difference now. ''India will no longer be helpless in the wake of terror''.
He said ''26/11 happened, India expected action against terrorists but nothing happened. Uri happened and you saw what our brave men did.'' There was a time when the news reports would read Air Force wanted to carry out surgical strike after 26/11, but UPA blocked it, he added. ''Pulwama happened and you saw what our brave men did'', he said. ''Today, we are in an era where the news reads Armed forces have full freedom to do what they want'', Modi said and added that the events of the past few days have demonstrated yet again the strength of our armed forces.