India's surgical strikes on Pakistan has served as perfect example of how a nation's opinion on certain issue can change within hours and how much of it happens through external influence. From lauding lauding the Indian Army to criticising it, the nation has seen a great change in its views and there is no denying the fact that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has made himself a center of that change with his statement at Jantar Mantar on Thursday.

Here are the 10 developments:

1. In his conclusive address of 26-day-long 'Kisan Yatra', Rahul Gandhi said, "Jo hamare jawan hain jinhone apna khoon diya hai, Jammu and Kashmir mein khoon diya hai, jinhone Hindustan ke liye surgical strike kiye hain, unke khoon ke peeche aap chhupe hain. Unki aap dalali kar rahe ho. Yeh bilkul galat hai. (You (Modi) are hiding behind the blood of soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir and those who carried out the surgical strikes for India. You are exploiting their sacrifices, which is very wrong).

2. After being criticised for demeaning the India Army men, Rahul went on to clarify his stand on Twitter by saying, "I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian Army in political posters and propaganda all across the country."

3. It was too late though and Rahul had already started getting slammed for his reckless comments. The first politician was Arvind Kejriwal who said, "I strongly condemn what Rahul Gandhi said about our jawans, this is a matter in which we all need to stand united."

4. BJP chief Amit Shah held a press conference and took on Rahul Gandhi regarding his statement. He said, "Can the blood of the Army be used with the word 'dalali'? When the Army is fighting against the country's enemies can you use the word 'dalali'?" he further added, "Rahul Gandhi should concentrate on the aloo ki factory rather than comment on big issues." He gave his final blow by asking Rahul Gandhi, "Why are you not happy with surgical strikes?"

5. Congress leader Kapil Sibal responded to Shah by holding another press conference on Friday and tried to redeem Rahul Gandhi by saying, "Jinke khilaaf murder ke case ho, jinhone jail ki hava khaayi ho vo batayenge ki Rahul ji ke mool mein khot hai?". He further took a dig at the BJP and said, "Stop putting up these posters claiming credit, it was Army who should be hailed so stop this politics."

6. The chorus was joined by leaders like RJD chief Lalu Prasad. Condemning the statement, Lalu said, "Army par koi shaq na kare, Rahul ji apni baat theek se nahi rakh paaye." (No one should doubt the army, Rahul was not able to put across his point).

7. Rajya Sabha member Subramanian Swamy took a strong stand against Rahul and said, "Rahul Gandhi either has had no education or should get a mental check up done for using these words against the PM."

Rahul Gandhi Accuses PM Modi Of 'Khoon Ki Dalali', Kejriwal Condemns It

8. It would not be wrong to say that the charge of questioning the army was led by Arvind Kejriwal who asked that the army should release the video to give an apt reply to Pakistan. He drew a great amount of flak for issuing the statement, with people going to an extent of throwing ink on him. #PakStandsWithKejriwal started trending on Twitter in Pakistan.

9.  Earlier, the Congress party in its official statement welcomed the Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC. But later some of its leaders like Sanjay Nirupam, P Chidambaram and Digvijaya Singh raised question over the operation and doubted the claims made by the government and the Army.

10. DGMO Ranbir Singh held a press conference on September 29 and declared that India has conducted surgical strikes across the border in response to recent Uri terror attack and constant ceasefire violation by Pakistan thereafter.