Video: Listen to press briefing by Indian Army on surgical strikes on terror launch pads across LoC
In the first such action, India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC.
New Delhi: In the first such action, India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC with the Army on Thursday its special forces inflicted "significant casualties" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
The announcement of the sudden action by the army to prevent fresh terror attacks was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, 11 days after the strike by Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM on an Indian army camp in Uri in Kashmir over which Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the attackers will not go "unpunished" and that the sacrifice of 18 jawans will not go in vain.
"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," General Singh told a news conference during which External affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present, as per PTI.
Listen below to what the Army had to say on the strikes:
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