Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said there is no reason to release the video of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control after what has been brought out by the media on the army action. Bringing an end to the demand for disclosure of evidence of the surgical strikes conducted across the Line of Control (LoC), he said: "After the telecast of the interview of the Pakistan police officer by a news channel on the surgical strikes, there is no reason left to release the video of the strike."
"I am happy that a TV channel worked as a detective and spoke to SP of Mirpur range in PoK," Parrikar said. The Defence Minister also thanked CNN News18 TV channel, and added, "No more proof is needed… the media has given enough proof." Lauding the army for the surgical strikes, he said, "I am proud of our soldiers, when asked to conduct a surgical strike not only they conducted a strike but achieved hundred per cent success. World would not have seen such a perfect surgical strike ever. Our soldiers are capable of performing a perfect strike which is not heard even from forces of the leading nations."