Indian army carried out surgical strikes on Wednesday night on terror launch pads at the LoC to safeguard India, in a press meeting, the DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) Lt. General Ranbir Singh said that on Thursday.
He said, “Significant casualties have been caused in these strikes.” He added that the operation has now ended. The DGMO stated the strikes targeted the terrorists and those who tried to protect them.
Gen Singh told that India appealed Pakistan relentlessly for not allowed territory under its control to use it for terrorist acts, but they did nothing.
He asserted that India shared very specific information with Pak army about the details of the surgical strikes that the terrorists positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC.
The Indian army briefed former PM Manmohan Singh, President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti on the surgical strikes.
A Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi was scheduled to analyze the situation along the LoC. But the meeting was now rescheduled for next week.
Gen Singh told the media that yesterday they received some credible information about some terrorists that they positioned along the LoC. He added that the operation was focused to be sure that the terrorists would not able to successful to jeopardize the lives of Indian citizens.
He further said there was no plan to continue this operation but the Indian armed forces were totally prepared to deal with any terror situation. The Indian DGMO has spoken to Pakistan DGMO. He said,
“It is India’s intention to maintain peace and tranquility in the region but we can not certainly allow terrorists to operate across the Line of Control with impunity and attack our citizens.”
Last night, Pakistani troops targeted India with small firearms along the LoC in Poonch district. On Thursday they started ceasefire towards Indian army posts along the LoC in Naugam sector in Kashmir.
On the Pakistan website, the DG-ISPR of the Pakistan army claimed that in the ceasefire between the two nation’s armies two Pakistani rangers were killed. A Pakistani military spokesperson alleged that Pakistani troops responded to India’s ‘unprovoked’ firing at Kel, Lipa, Bhimber and Hotspring which started at 2:30 am and ended at 8 in the morning.
According to a police officer, there was no casualties of Indian civilians.
Nawaz Sharif condemned the strike
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned Indian army’s unprovoked aggression. He paid his tribute to the martyred jawans and said “our intent for peaceful neighborhood should not be mistaken as our weakness as our valiant forces are fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of country and can thwart any evil design made to undermine the sovereignty of Pakistan.”