A day after a terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which 18 soldiers were killed, the Congress on Monday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying if he is a strong Prime Minister he must show it now.

The Congress’s jibe came in the context of Modi in the past calling the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government weak, and accusing it of not acting tough against Pakistan.

"Mr Prime Minister are you not weak? If you are strong, the country needs proof of it," Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told mediapersons here.

"If it is true that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) is behind the attack, then it begs another question: Could Kandahar have been handled differently? Because it is after his release that Masood Azhar formed JeM," Tiwari said.

JeM founder Maulana Masood Azhar was released by India in return of the safety of around 200 passengers and crew of the Indian Airlines flight IC-814 that was hijacked by terrorists in December 1999. 

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was in power at the Centre then. 

Tiwari also accused the Narendra Modi government of not having a clear policy towards Pakistan, and blowing hot and cold occasionally.

"The Modi government should ask itself two questions. One, what do you want to do with Pakistan, and secondly, what can you do with Pakistan," Tiwari said.