Cong ropes in surgical strike commander Hooda to head ‘Task Force’ on security
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Cong ropes in surgical strike commander Hooda to head ‘Task Force’ on security

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New Delhi, Feb 21: The Congress on Thursday set up a 'Task Force', headed by Lt. General DS Hooda (Retd), who led the 2016 surgical strike operation across PoK to prepare a vision paper for national security.

The setting up of Task Force came hours after the Congress party attacked the Narendra Modi government for failing to act on intelligence input for the Pulwama attack.

The AICC said the Task Force would be headed by Lt General DS Hooda (Retd), who will hold consultations with select group of experts to prepare the vision paper.

Earlier in the day, Congress president Rahul Gandhi met with Lt Gen Hooda and the party tweeted the photograph of the meeting.

“Congress President Rahul Gandhi met with Lt Gen DS Hooda (retd) to institute a task force on national security, which will prepare a vision paper for the country. Gen Hooda will lead the task force and work with a select group of experts”, the AICC tweeted.

Earlier in the day, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take responsibility on the attacks for failing to act on the intelligence inputs warning of a Jaish-e-Mohammed attack.

"It is shocking that when the whole country was mourning the loss of lives of our jawans in Pulwama attack in the afternoon, PM Narendra Modi was busy shooting for a film in Jim Corbett Park till evening. On the one hand, the nation was mourning the death of the soldiers, on the other, PM Modi was busy savouring tea and snacks in Circuit House. For four hours after our soldiers were martyred in Pulwama, the PM was busy in self-promotion and savouring tea and snacks. Is there any PM in the world like this? I have no words really", he said while addressing mediapersons at AICC headquarters. (UNI)

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