Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an interview, revealed what he told the soldiers who went across the Line of Control (LoC) on September 28, 2016 to carry out surgical strikes.
Shri Modi said that when Uri incident had happened and jawans were killed, it had made the Prime Minister restless and that he had also made a mention of this at a public meeting in Kerala. The PM further stated, “I realised that the anger in the Army was much more than mine. For the morale of the forces, they somehow wanted justice to be done with those who had been martyred. I asked them to draw up a plan and gave them a free hand. They planned.”
The PM said that for him, the biggest consideration was the safety of the soldiers. “I gave clear orders that whether you get success or failure, don't think about that but come back before sunrise. Don't fall for that lure and prolong it. Success or failure, come back before sunrise. Even if fail, come back. I won't let my soldiers to die”, the PM told the soldiers.