PM Modi's statement comes days after IAF carried out a successful operation across the border.
After the February 14 Pulwama attack, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistani airspace and bombed the biggest camp of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot.
Amid escalating tensions between the neighboring countries, politics took a new turn as parties accused one another of politicizing the series of events.
What he said
Parties are helping Pakistan, says PM Modi
Slamming the Opposition, PM Modi said the entire nation supported the forces but a few parties suspected them.
"They are the same people whose statements are being happily quoted in Parliament of Pakistan and in the radio of Pakistan," said PM Modi.
In his speech, PM Modi also mentioned Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman saying the entire country was proud of him.
India will return damage with interest, claims PM Modi
PM Modi added reports claimed IAF wanted to carry out surgical strikes in the past but UPA stopped it.
But now armed forces have been given full freedom, said PM Modi.
"This is an India which will return the damage done by the terrorist with interest. The events of the past few days have demonstrated the strength of our armed forces," said PM Modi.
"You saw what our brave men did"
"When 26/11 happened, India expected action against terrorists but nothing happened. Uri happened and you saw what our brave men did. Pulwama happened and you saw what our brave men did," added PM Modi, evoking applause from the audience.
Earlier, Jaitley too asked Opposition to support the nation
Earlier, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had also asked Opposition parties to not make statements which would help Pakistan.
Notably, after an all-party meet, leaders of the Opposition had claimed BJP was politicizing the strikes for electoral benefits.
On this, Jaitley had asked why wasn't Opposition standing with the nation at this crucial time. "Let the country speak in one voice," Jaitley had said.