Reiterating Indian Army’s conviction to eradicate terrorism, DGMO Lt General Ranbir Singh said the motive behind the operation was to hit out terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into Indian territory and were also planning to attack metros in India.
We support such strikes and want Indian Army to conduct surgical strikes in Balochistan as well: Mazdak Dilshad Baloch pic.twitter.com/2kPHZltG0N— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
#FLASH BSF cancels beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border for today— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
There were no Indian casualties during the strikes.
Director General, Military Operations briefing the media on the situation in LoC in J&K pic.twitter.com/zmQjvNWmWd— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 29, 2016
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.
Indian army Special Forces op on terror launch pads lasted from 1230am-4:30AM, location was 500meters-2Km across LOC: Sources— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
This is a loud & clear message to Pakistan, that they will pay cost of carrying out terrorism in our nation: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
This is a lesson for all terrorists; we have the right of self-defence: BJP’s Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on the surgical strikes by Indian Army pic.twitter.com/UaLRKRItxI— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
“We do not have any plans to continue. However the Indian armed forces are fully prepared to deal with any contingency which may arise. I have spoken to Pakistani DGMO and expressed our concern. It is India’s intention to maintain peace and tranquillity in the region but we cannot certainly allow terrorists to operate across the Line of Control with impunity and attack our citizens,” said the DGMO.
After the Uri terror attack, people of India were outraged. PM has reassured nation that such acts will not be tolerated: Venkaiah Naidu pic.twitter.com/4VLEkAcRAN— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
As precautionary measures, villages in Punjab which are 10km from International Border with Pakistan have been evacuated, and additional BSF troops have moved in.
Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are declaring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army’s surgical strike in Loc pic.twitter.com/7J37Naa8jf— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
“This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.”
Pak was behaving like a terrorist state;befitting reply was needed.These strikes boosted morale of our army: Dr Nirmal Singh, J&K Depy CM pic.twitter.com/xSdEdZZ6Xa— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016