UPA Govt missed big opportunity to isolate Pakistan after 26/11 Mumbai attack: Sushma

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that during Modi government not only surgical and aerial strikes have been conducted but Pakistan has also been completely isolated internationally.
She alleged that the then UPA government had missed a big opportunity to isolate the neighbouring country after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008 when a total of 166 people including 40 foreigners from 14 countries were killed.
Addressing a women conference of BJP at Kushabhau Thakre auditorium here, Swaraj said that the then UPA Government at center could have used the opportunity to isolate Pakistan with the help of 14 countries whose nationals were also killed in the one of the largest terror attacks on the Indian soil.
But it did nothing and missed a big opportunity.
She said that contrary to that during Modi Government, after Uri terror attack surgical strike and after Pulwama attack aerial strike were conducted and also Pakistan has been isolated completely internationally.
“When we told the international community that we gave free hand to our army for strikes but specifically told them to ensure that not even a single innocent Pakistani was killed, they all lauded us and sided with us. We also did not conduct the strike from our side but did it for self defence,” she said.
Highlighting the diplomatic victory of Modi Government, she also said that after these attacks despite Pakistan’s objections India participated in the event held on the occasion of 50th foundation day of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) as guest of honour this year.
“This OIC has 57 members and is the second largest organization of countries only after the united nations.
When it was founded in 1969, India was invited too but when our then minister of external affairs Late Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed arrived in Morocco to participate in Pakistan objected to it. (PTI)