The minister was addressing students and teachers of Nirma University here during a ‘Know Your Army’ programme.
Parrikar said he and Modi were subjected to severe public criticism after the September 18 terror attack on the Indian Army camp in Uri.
“Now some people want evidence of the surgical strikes. These people will never accept the truth even if we provide them with concrete proof,” he said.
“One thing is sure — no one can doubt the integrity and courage of the Indian Army,” he added.
The minister said some ex-servicemen have even offered their services. “Such is the high morale of the men in uniform,” he added.
He said attacks on Indian security forces, as the one in Uri, were an ongoing feature for the last four to five years. But this was for the first time that India gave a befitting reply to the enemy, he added.
Asked about the border fencing along the India-Pakistan border in Gujarat, he said that a complete fencing was not possible due to marshy land.
The security forces are keeping a strict vigil on the trans-border movement using high technology, he said.