After Army’s Myanmar strike, Rathore tweets: ‘Message to Pak, #56inchrocks’

Asked how deep the Indian Army’s Special Forces went inside the Myanmar territory, Rathore said that “it was deep enough for the terrorists to feel safe”.

Written by Raghvendra Rao | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2015 4:40 am
Indian army, myanmar, manipur, Army myanmar, Army myanmar news The special forces team which took part in the cross border raid in Myanmar.

Hours after the Army’s operations in Myanmar, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said tonight that the strikes were a message to all countries, including Pakistan, and groups harbouring “terror intent” towards India that “we will strike at a place and at a time of our choosing.”

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Speaking to The Indian Express, Rathore, a retired Colonel from the Army, said, “It was a much-needed decision that was taken by the Prime Minister. This decision was extremely bold in nature. And it involved our Special Forces crossing the border and going deep into another country.”

Rathore added that intelligence reports were that “there were two camps preparing another strike on India” and these two camps were geographically distant from each other. “Both camps were struck and were completely annihilated. The Special Forces returned without a single casualty,” the minister said.

Earlier, choosing #ManipurRevenge and #56inchRocks as hashtags in his tweets, Rathore tweeted, “A salute to Indian Army for #ManipurRevenge strike. Massive political will displayed by our strong @PMOIndia @narendramodi @manoharparrikar.”

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In another tweet, Rathore said, “Indian Army strikes into the heart of militants.

Desh ke dushmano ko karara jawab. Kushal netritva, mazboot sarkar PM@narendramodi #56inchRocks.”

The minister said that today’s action could become possible because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits to various countries wherein “India’s intention towards a friendly neighbourhood and commitment towards mutual development was made as evident as its zero-tolerance towards terror”.

“We will not tolerate any strikes on India or Indians. We’ll always wield the initiative on either being friendly or engaging in aggressive action. We will strike at a place and at a time of our choosing,” Rathore said, underlining this as the “essence of warfare”.

Asked whether India could engage in similar surgical strikes on terror groups in Pakistan, Rathore said, “This is a message for all countries, including Pakistan, and groups harbouring terror intent towards India. A terrorist is a terrorist and has no other identity. We will strike when we want to.”

Asked how deep the Indian Army’s Special Forces went inside the Myanmar territory, Rathore said that “it was deep enough for the terrorists to feel safe”. On whether Myanmar’s help was taken, he said, “Myanmar is a friendly nation and they always cooperate.”

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    Ashutosh Kumar
    Apr 26, 2017 at 8:26 pm
    Myanmar Government's tacit consent surely pla a part in this successful cross border strike by Indian Army. Well done on both political and Army fronts. Now, can we ever expect such cooperation from rogue stan? The last surgical strike against terrorists based in stan had some effect which has obviously worn out as can be seen from the resumption of cross border firing by stanis. Pursuit is the answer after a successful military operation. Unfortunately we are not pursuing with the result our border area po tion is suffering loss of life and property. Selection and maintenance of Aim is an establish mode of operations. Do we have an Aim at the political level? I wonder!!
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      Kiran
      Jun 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm
      Indian mein koi aur Kisi bhi type ka problem nahi hai..... Haan bas ek hi problem hai and that is stan.... Woh bhi jaldi khatam hoga
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        Kiran
        Jun 10, 2015 at 11:28 am
        RSS , bajrang dal, shiv sena etc... is there... Thats y hindus are alive.... Or else india to would have become Islamic country like stan
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          Kiran
          Jun 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm
          Right
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            Kiran
            Jun 10, 2015 at 12:56 pm
            Size of stan is so small that one small blast made by us will destroy w stan. We are just letting you people to live your life for few more years... Enjoy karo Marne Se pehle.... Jeelay apni zindagi
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              Kiran
              Jun 10, 2015 at 11:38 am
              Very trur
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                Robert
                Jun 10, 2015 at 9:57 am
                There is nothing to gloat about the army's strike. Indian establishments, defense or government glorify the actions against the terrorists. Just one such action will not contain the several militant groups operating against India but made neighboring countries as places of safe heaven. India has to apply more operations, covert and overt, if she is serious about rooting out terrorism within India. This menace is prevailing since independence. China and stan if at all confronted, India will not be fighting their regular forces but the proxies armed, trained and well supported by both the foes. Considering the threats around India and the emerging scenarios, India's security demands that the Indian army to be expanded with more men and materials, with defense budget increased to double fold.
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                  raj
                  Jun 10, 2015 at 9:23 am
                  What rubbish, just google and you will get numerous times indian soldiers have entered Myanmar with a tacit understanding with the junta . Now if you see this is because of 56 inches either you are an ignorant bhakt or a fool
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                    Sanam
                    Jun 11, 2015 at 7:50 am
                    Maybe if you stop sleeping with your sisters your mouth will not get the rest of your body in trouble... oh by the way.... keep one eye looking out for the God-sent drones .... :)
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