Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the backdrop of the recent air strikes by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan and the subsequent Indian airspace violation by Pakistani warplanes and aerial engagement with Indian jets, on Saturday, said if the country had Rafale, the results could have been different.
While speaking at the India Today conclave in New Delhi, Modi said people had seen the “effect of India’s foreign policy” in the recent developments and said this unity among Indians “had instilled a fear among anti-nationals both inside and outside the country”.
Modi said the country was asking in one voice why there was no Rafale.
He said “India is feeling the absence of Rafale. The entire country is saying in one voice today, if we had Rafale probably the result would have been different. The country has suffered a lot due to selfish interests earlier and now politics over Rafale. I clearly ask them (the opposition) to oppose Modi, point out loopholes in our schemes and criticize the government on the results of its schemes, but do not oppose the security interests of the country.”