Thursday, September 29, 2016

Army conducts surgical strikes on terror camps across LoC

New Delhi: India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads last night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages.
The announcement of the sudden action by the army to target terrorists was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh at a hurriedly called news conference during which External affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present.
"We can't allow terrorists to operate across the LoC, there has been a surge in infiltration," DGMO said.
Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed "very specific information" that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC
Details of duration of the surgical strikes or when it was conducted or the place was not immediately given.
"Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control(LoC), "Singh said, adding India was ready for any kind of contingency.
Gen Singh said heavy damage were caused to the terror camps and there were significant casualties, adding that as of now there was no plan for further operation.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that at least two Pak soldiers were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC)
The exchange of fire began at 2.30 a.m. ISPR said in a statement, and continued till 8.00 a.m., Dawn online reported."Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on the LoC in Bhimber, Hotspring Kel and Lipa Sectors," the statement said.
Sources said that at least two terror camps were struck during the surgical strikes.
"We can't allow terrorists to operate across the LoC. There has been a surge in infiltration,"Gen Singh said.
Gen Singh said the operation to neutralise terrorists has since ceased and "we don't have any plans for any further operation as of now" but added the armed forces will not allow terrorists to carry out any attacks in J and K or any major Indian cities.
He said the strikes were launched after getting "very specific and credible" intelligence input that the infiltrators were being pushed to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and in some major Indian cities. 

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