PM Modi Monitored Realtime Airstrikes

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi was up all night as he monitored the Indian Air Force operation in Pakistan, relaxing only after all the pilots returned safely home, government sources said Tuesday.

After congratulating all those involved in the operation around 4.30 am, he got busy with his daily routine as he prepared for a full day’s schedule, including the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his residence around 10 am, Hindustan Times reported.

He then rushed to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Gandhi Peace Prize for 2015-2018. Later, Modi flew to Rajasthan for a rally and returned to New Delhi to attend an ISKCON event.

“The prime minister did not sleep a wink all night and remained intimately involved in the operations,” said one source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Modi attended a News18 television channel conclave at the Taj Palace hotel on Monday night, and left for home at 9.15 pm. After reaching his 7 Lok Kalyan Marg residence in 10 minutes, he took a light meal and became involved in the operation, going through the preparations for the air strike on the training camp, the source said.

India In Safe Hands: PM

Hours after air strikes Prime Minister Modi left for Rajasthan where he said the country is in safe hands.

He said nothing was above the nation. “Today is a day to pay homage to India’s brave-hearts. I want to assure you that the country is in safe hands,” he said at a public rally in Churu in Rajasthan state.

“I vow that I will not let the country bow down,” he said in Hindi.

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