On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an indirect reference to India’s air strikes, which was carried out by Indian Air Force on terror camps across LoC, when the Prime Minister sought pardon from the audience at the Rashtrapati Bhawan for being late as he “was busy” with “some other work”.
Earlier in the morning, PM Modi had chaired a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security at his official residence at 10:00 am before going to the Rashtrapati Bhawan, where President Ram Nath Kovind conferred 2015-2018’s Gandhi Peace Prize.
The event at the Rashtrapati Bhawan was scheduled to start at 11:00 am but began a little late.
While addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, “First of all, my apologies for being late. The programme started late as I reached here (Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan) late. I was busy in some other work and I was late.”