Not just this, after the surgical strikes, the present Army chief… a senior Congress leader went to the extent of calling him a gunda,” Modi said.
“I said before India gets to know, we should call Pakistan and tell them what we did so they can come and take their bodies if they have time,” said PM Modi.
Sending a message to Pakistan that India would never accept terrorism, Narendra Modi, in the “Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath” event, said the country knew how to teach a lesson to those who ran the industry of exporting terror and kill Indians.
Referring to the statement of India’s Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa that the Indian armed forces are ready for a full spectrum operation, Asif said Pakistan wants to live in peace and harmony with its neighbours.
A year on, the radical initiative after the Uri attack has attained its political aim. Its strategic goals, however, have not been fully realised
Lt General D S Hooda (retd) who led the surgical strikes tells The Indian Express that the operation went according to plan and adds a serious option to India’s range of responses to terror attacks
Calling the successful operation a shattering of the glass ceiling, Lt Gen Hooda said the Army can do another successful surgical strike.
Since the surgical strikes, 178 militants have been killed, both in the Kashmir Valley and on the LoC — 31 between October and December last year, and the rest this year.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, people carried ration on foot to the upper reaches, hiking several kilometres, and children trekked to schools as the road outside the attack site, passing through the Brigade headquarters, remained shut for months.
The Army Major, who led the surgical strikes, speaks about the stunning mission in a new book being brought out on the first anniversary of surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
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Omar Abdullah tweeted, “It was planned because a minister was asked “an insulting question”. What does one say! A news anchor’s question could have provoked a wider conflict with Pakistan & we are supposed to feel safer with this sort of decision making.”
Speaking before a gathering of industrialists in Panaji, the Goa Chief Minister said, “The surgical strikes against militants in PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) was planned 15 months in advance.”
“Until now, Chinese troops used to enter Arunachal Pradesh and Leh. Now it has been learnt that they have entered Sikkim and destroyed two Indian bunkers. This is a shocking incident,” said the Saamana editorial.
Speaking about India’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC last year after the Uri attack, the Prime Minister said that these strikes were proof that the nation can stand up in its own defense when needed.