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India strikes terror launch pads along LoC: This is how it unfolded

"Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes," said DGMO Ranbir Singh.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 29, 2016 6:21 pm
Line of control, Loc, Narendra Modi, Modi Loc, Modi Pakistan, India surgical strikes, India LOC strikes Director General Military Operations (DGMO) and Vikas Swarup addressed media today.

The day begun with the postponement of the review meeting on Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan, which was to be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Soon after, PM Modi chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security meeting along with Rajnath Singh, Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, and other senior officials due to the prevailing tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistani troops on Thursday violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Naugam sector of Kashmir by opening indiscriminate fire towards Indian Army posts.

Subsequently, a joint media briefing was conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Ministry of Defence, where DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said that India conducted surgical strikes last night along the LoC to safeguard the nation. “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan,” he said.

Speaking on the operation last night, Singh said that the motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory, adding that no Indian casualties during surgical strikes that were carried out in Pakistan territory last night by the Indian Army.

READ: India conducted surgical strikes last night across LoC to safeguard our nation: Defence Ministry

Singh mentioned that despite India’s persistent urging to Pakistan to not allow territory under its control to be used for terrorist activities nothing was done. He brought to focus the many infiltration attempts by terrorist at LoC in the recent past. “It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been many infiltration bids by terrorists at LoC. This is reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th September respectively,” he said.

This briefing comes in the wake of terrorist attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 18 soldiers were killed by Jaish-e-Muhammad terrorists.

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    James Martell
    Sep 29, 2016 at 10:00 am
    PS we need to make peace not war. Only a very small minority want war but the majority know that the way forward is through commerce....why not just let go of kashmir it has been the stumbling block for 7 decades....and let us live in peace. India have made a real mess of this and Modi and co are to blame.
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      James Martell
      Sep 29, 2016 at 9:58 am
      You are only saying this to feed the blood thirsty public. Just like the claims of dubious evidence from URI attacks you are seriously embarring the country. Please stop this nonsense and for crying out loud for once tell the truth.
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        karthik
        Sep 29, 2016 at 8:14 am
        Good to see that our govt. walked the talk.However the statement,"India does not have plan to further conduct such strikes".Why? Are we expecting the terrorists and their sponsors to reform after one strike?Sounds like an apology for that strike.
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          Citizen
          Sep 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm
          The footage of "surgical" strikes would be released as following - trailer would be released in 2017 UP election and full (doctored) movie would be released during 2019 loksabha elections.
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            Desh
            Sep 29, 2016 at 9:29 am
            All bers,act of drama and sensational of false hood and Bollywood.
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