HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA:  In his first direct reference to the September 29 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC),  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while Israel has been known for such operations , the Indian Army has proved it is no less capable.

"Today the entire nation is talking of the valour of our Army. Earlier, we used to hear of Israel having done something like this. But the country has seen that the Indian Army is no less than anyone else," Modi said, addressing a rally here on Tuesday .

Modi is yet to mention the surgical strikes specifically.