Moderating a discussion on the ‘Role of Cross-Border Operations and Surgical Strikes’ at the ongoing Military Literature Festival, Hooda said following the surgical strikes, there were accusations that the issue had been politicised.
"If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 surgical strikes in response," Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military's Inter Services Public Relations, was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.
The BSF chief said some counter-action has already been taken along the LoC. “We have taken sufficient action along the LoC to avenge the death of our soldier. We have reserved our right of retaliation and time."
Centre has made elaborate plans to mark the anniversary of the cross-border operation in which the Indian Army in a covert mission ventured inside enemy territory, and destroyed several terror launchpads preparing to infiltrate across the border.
The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry has also requested lyricist Prasoon Joshi to write a special anthem “invoking patriotism in the light of surgical strike commemoration”, according to a note by I&B Secretary Amit Khare.
In a letter to vice-chancellors on Wednesday, the UGC suggested that institutions ask students to “pledge their support” to the armed forces through letters and cards, which the government will use for publicity.