Addressing a press conference, the officer said media reports quoting him as saying that he ordered that the suspected boat be blasted were wrong and not factual.

"The operation was not handled by me. I was not fully privy to it," he told reporters.

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The top Coast Guard officer directly contradicted government's position on Pakistan terror boat incident.

"Let me tell you. I hope you remember 31st December night...We blew off that Pakistan...We have blown them off...I was there at Gandhinagar and I told at night, blow the boat off. We don't want to serve them biryani..." DIG BK Loshali, who is also chief of staff (northwest Region), was quoted as saying in the media report.

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Meanwhile, Congress asked the Defence Minister to introspect as to what was a bigger sin blowing the boat or "lying" to the nation.
"Def Min what is a bigger sin blowing the Paki boat or lying to the nation? If they were indeed terrorists why be ashamed of blowing them," Congress leader Manish Tewari tweeted.

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"Uncanny similarities to similar modus operandi the fake encounter syndrome to bolster machismo & build Alpha image", he tweeted.

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