Surgical strikes across LoC: Full Text of DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh’s press briefing
India carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC.
New Delhi: In a first, India carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army inflicting "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK, days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned Uri attack would not go unpunished.
The announcement of the strikes that came 11 days after the attack by Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM on an Indian Army camp in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement was made by DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.
"Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the Line of Control with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various other metros in our country, the Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launch pads," Gen Singh told a news conference during which External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present.
Following is full text of the press brief:
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(With PTI inputs)