'I Was Here in Feb 2019…And Then India Carried Out Balakot Airstrikes': PM Modi at News18 Rising Bharat S – News18

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Last Updated: March 20, 2024, 22:34 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at News18's Rising Bharat Summit. (Image: News18)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while delivering a keynote address at the Network18 Rising Bharat Summit 2024 in New Delhi on Wednesday recalled when he was at the conclave five years ago and a significant event that took place soon after.
The fourth edition of the marquee leadership summit was held in New Delhi on March 19 and 20, with several prominent names from the fields of politics, arts, the corporate world, entertainment, and sports participating.

“I was at the summit in February 2019," he said. “The atmosphere was pretty similar. I calmly left after exchanging greetings with everyone. And then India carried out airstrikes in the night at Balakot."
India’s fighter jets pounded a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Balakot in Pakistan on February 26, 2019, in response to the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed.
Whether terrorist masterminds or countries seeking peace and development, everyone has experienced the phenomenon of Rising Bharat, the PM said at the summit.
“This New India doesn’t silently suffer the wounds inflicted by terror. Instead, it uses all its might to teach the attackers an unforgettable lesson," he said. “The condition today of those who perpetrated terror upon us is visible to the people of this country and the world. A secure nation lays the foundation of a developed nation. This is India’s identity today and this is Rising Bharat."
The second day of the summit witnessed the presence of external affairs minister S Jaishankar as well as information and broadcasting minister Anurag Thakur. G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant also delivered his views on ‘Incredible India’. Union home minister Amit Shah too participated in the summit and shared his views on ‘Naya Bharat, Ubharta Bharat’.
The first day saw the participation of union ministers including Nitin Gadkari, Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Smriti Irani. Ashish Sompura, the architect of the grand Ram temple in Ayodhya as well as historian and Ram Lalla idol jewellery designer Yatinder Mishra also shared their views on spirituality during the event.


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