What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian

Today, every Indian is SO proud of its army.

By Prashant V Singh | Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016, 13:46 PM IST
What is surgical strike and how it is conducted - MUST KNOW for every Indian

New Delhi: Today, every Indian is SO proud of its army.

DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday literally dropped a bombshell, when he revealed that Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC last night (Wednesday).

Now, you must be thinking what is SURGICAL STRIKE? We decode it here:-

SURGICAL STRIKE is a military attack that is designed to destroy something specific and to avoid wider damage.

It's a type of military attack that is made in an exact way on a particular place.

It's a military attack which results in only damage to the intended legitimate military target and no or minimal collateral damage to surrounding structures, vehicles, buildings, or the general public infrastructure and utilities.

For example:-

Here the most recent and best example is the surgical strike inside Myanmar that was reportedly carried out by a crack team of about 70 commandos of the Indian Army who finished the operation within 40 minutes, leaving 38 Naga insurgents dead and seven injured.

Also, precision bombing is an example of a surgical strike; it can be contrasted against carpet bombing, the latter results in high collateral damage and a wide range of destruction over an affected area.

The bombing of Baghdad during the initial stages of the 2003 Iraq War by US forces is a good example of a coordinated surgical strike, where government buildings and military targets were systematically attacked by US.