NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah Monday congratulated Indian cricket team for its victory over Pakistan in a World Cup match saying it was "another strike" on the neighbouring country and the "result is same".
Shah's comments came after India inflicted a humiliating 89-run defeat on their arch-rivals in the much-hyped World Cup match held in Manchester on Sunday.
"Another strike on Pakistan by #TeamIndia and the result is same. Congratulations to the entire team for this superb performance. Every Indian is feeling proud and celebrating this impressive win.#INDvPAK (sic)," he tweeted.
By mentioning "another strike", the home minister referred to the surgical strike carried by the Indian Air Force on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan on February 26 after terrorists exploded a CRPF bus at Pulawama in Jammu and Kashmir killing 40 personnel.
The Indian Army had carried out a surgical strike across the Line of Control in Pakistani occupied Kashmir on September 29, 2016 as well after terrorist attacked an army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, 2016 killing 18 jawans.