Surgical Strikes: Panic in Srinagar as falling meteorite confused for missile attack

The Indian Army on organised surgical strikes targeting seven terror launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 29, 2016 8:08 pm
srinagar, srinagar missile, srinagar meteorite, srinagar missile attack, surgical strikes, india surgical strikes, india meteors, srinagar meteor, srinagar news, india news The falling meteorite in Srinagar on Thursday. (Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

Panic struck the people of Srinagar as a falling meteorite was confused for a missile, hours after India confirmed conducting surgical strikes along the border in Pakistan. Onlookers in the Jammu and Kashmir capital took the ‘missile’ as a retaliation in the aftermath of the border tension.

The Indian Army on Thursday organised surgical strikes targeting seven terror launch pads across the LoC overnight in which heliborne and ground forces were used. Addressing a press conference, DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said India inflicted “significant casualties” on terrorists and those who are trying to support them.

This is latest in the string of offensives India has launched against Pakistan since four attackers killed 19 soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri when they targetted the rear office of an Indian Army infantry installation on September 18. India has resorted to several diplomatic measures and vowed to internationally isolate Pakistan ever since.

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