India’s Minister for Defence Manohar Parrikar on Thursday questioned the ‘loyalty’ of those who sought credible evidence of the so-called ‘surgical strikes’ by Indian Army across the Line of Control.

According to a Times of India report, Parrikar described the alleged LoC operation as “100 per cent perfect surgical strike” and said that the borders of the country are secure under the Narendra Modi government.

The defence minister said he had made it clear that there is “no need to give out any video of the operation”. “No one had doubted bravery of our forces ever, but for the first time recently some people are doubting.”

Without mentioning names, Parrikar said that one has to remain vigilant against "certain elements" who don't owe their loyalty to the country completely.

Parrikar, who was speaking at a BJP organised public meeting, said that many ex-servicemen have shown willingness to fight on the border if required.

"Some ex-servicemen wrote to me and said that they are ready to fight on the border if need arises. I salute them," said the minister, adding, "Our nation carries the heart and courage to carry this task out."