Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on Wednesday night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). Details of duration of the surgical strikes or when it was conducted or the place was not immediately given. Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC),’ Singh said, adding India was ready for any kind of contingency.
‘We can’t allow terrorists to operate across the LoC, there has been a surge in infiltration,’ said Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh while addressing media. Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed ‘very specific information’ that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC.
Gen Singh said the operation to neutralist terrorists has since ceased and ‘we don’t have any plans for any further operation as of now’ but added the armed forces will not allow terrorists to carry out any attacks in Jammu and Kashmir or any major Indian cities.
He said the strikes were launched after getting ‘very specific and credible’ intelligence input that the infiltrators were being pushed to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and in some major Indian cities. India has shared with Pak army details of surgical strikes and expect them to cooperate in the fight against terror,’ he said. Heavy damages have been caused to terrorists, many of them have been killed.
The announcement of the strikes by the Indian army was made soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS).Prime Minister Modi informed President Pranab Mukherjee, J and K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and former Premier Mahmohan Singh among others on the surgical strikes. Details of duration of the surgical strikes or when exactly it was conducted or the places targeted were not immediately given.
Sources said that at least seven terror camps were struck during the surgical strikes.Sharing details, Gen Singh said the operations were basically focused to ensure that the terrorists do not succeed in their design of infiltration and carrying out destruction and endangering the lives of citizens of our country.