General VK Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, and former Chief of Army Staff today took to Twitter to mock those who are asking for a figure of casualties of the air strikes carried out at Pakistan-based terror camps by Indian Air Force following the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama.
In his tweet, he said, it was 3:30 am. There were too many mosquitoes. So, I sprayed Hit (mosquito repellant). Now should I count how many mosquitoes died or sleep peacefully?
When questioned what he meant by his tweet, Gen VK Singh reportedly said, “Bombs were exploded, buildings were hit. Will people not be killed after an explosion of a 1000 kg bomb? If killed, then you make an estimate of number of people killed. I don’t know who wants to count it. It’s unfortunate.”
Later, General VK Singh has also said that the next time India does an operation like this and if the opposition still has doubts, they should be tied to the bottom of the fighter jet and taken to the target area. Then, once they see that the bomb has been dropped, they should be left in that stop itself to count how many people were killed. Then they can come back.
Following the air strikes, even as Pakistan escalated the situation by attacking India’s military installations, there were few in India, including politicians like Mamata Banerjee and others who were casting aspersions on the air strikes and asking for the number of casualties.