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Indian Army Conducted Surgical Strikes On Pakistan’s Terror Launchpads Across LoC, Significant Damage Caused

In the wake of the Uri attack that killed Indian soldiers, the Indian army said today that it has conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads last night across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan. The strike killed several terrorists causing significant casualties and heavy damages.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) and Vikas Swarup, spokesperson for Ministry of External Affairs, India held a press conference in New Delhi on Thursday whether they disclosed about this operation.

The attacks were carried after reports of a specific intelligence group gave input that terror groups are ready to infiltrate into India and carry out terror attacks.

According to the army, special commandos crossed the LoC last night, conducted the operation in the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and returned to the Indian side without any casualty. The Air Force was not involved in the surgical strike.

India Today reported that the entire operation was monitored by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval from the Army headquarters in New Delhi.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Former PM Manmohan Singh, J&K Governor and J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti have been briefed on the surgical strikes by the Indian Army.

Minutes after the official announcement was made by India, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the attacked and called it an “unprovoked and naked aggression” by Indian forces, said ANI.

The surgical strikes come as the first major military action taken by India after the Uri attack on September 18.

Details of the strike were announced after PM Modi called an urgent meeting of his cabinet committee on security.

On Tuesday, India had announced that it will not participate in the SAARC summit scheduled to be held in Islamabad in November.

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