Earlier this month, the entire nation got furious after Pakistan backed militant attack in Uri killed 18 Indian soldiers. The attacked was condemned by all countrymen and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged that the attack would not go unpunished.
And seems like PM Modi sure knows how to keep his words as last night Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control to safeguard the nation from the terrorists who according to the Indian Army had positioned themselves at the launch pads with the aim to carry out strike in Jammu and Kashmir and other metros. The strike was carried out after PM Modi called an urgent meeting of the cabinet committee on security.
The strikes which used para-commandos and helicopters were conducted at about eight locations up to 2 kilometers across the Line of Control. The army’s Director General of Military Operations, Lt General Ranjit Singh claims that, “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them.” He also said that the attacks were conducted only after speaking to Pakistan and warning them to not conduct any such action against India. He said, “Pakistan was informed – in keeping with protocol – of the cross-border strike and that the action came after a week-long surveillance of the places where the terrorists were placed to infiltrate into India.”
PM Modi had informed President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Governor and CM Mehbooba Mufti before-hand about the surgical attack.
Former military chiefs and experts say that the surgical strikes by India were much needed and have been executed perfectly. Former chief Fali Major explained “surgical strike is a calculated manoeuvre to ensure you deliver maximum damage which gives a big surprise to your adversary.”
India also proved the fact that the terrorists who attacked the army base in Uri and killed Indian soldiers did come in from across the LoC and handed over the evidence to Pakistan high commissioner. However, Pakistan Minister Nawaz Sharif denied the surgical strikes and accused India of the cross-border firing that killed two Pakistani soldiers. “We condemn this attack, our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness.”