Defence Minister of India Nirmala Sitharaman in a TV ‘boasted that India is also cutting the heads of Pakistani soldiers, reported the Wire.
Sitharaman admitted it on India TV channel’s latest edition of its long-running show Aap ki Adalat. Around 20 minutes into the show, the anchor Rajat Sharma asked what is the government doing to ‘straighten Pakistan’.
“Lekin sawal hai Pakistan ko theek karne ka. Chunav ke dauran kehte hain ki woh do sir katenge to hum dus sir kat ke layenge. Lekin ab to dus to nahin kat rahein (During the election campaign, you people had said that if they cut two heads, we will cut ten heads. But ten heads are not really being cut now),” said Sharma.
Amid an applaud, Sitharaman replied, “Nahin. Main yeh bol sakti hoon…kaat to rahen hain hum, display nahin kar rahen (No. I can only say this…we are also cutting heads, but are not displaying them).”
This is the first time ever that an Indian government official has publicly said that Indian army has “cut off” the heads of Pakistani soldiers during operations at the Line of Control.