Modi Govt Feels It’s Not Wise To Release Proof Of ‘Surgical Strikes’: Reports

4:25 pm 6 Oct, 2016


According to news reports central government thinks it will be imprudent to “release” the “quite convincing evidence” that there were “surgical strikes” conducted by the Indian Army against seven terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and may not release proof of the strikes.

 

The reports further claim that the government believes that release of evidence in the shape of video footage, photographs or even infrared images would actually compromise operational details, tactics, techniques and equipment that were used by the Army in the strikes.

Further, the reports state that out of the seven LeT launch-pads that were destroyed, at least two locations were co-located with the locations of the Pakistan Army across the Line of Control (LoC).

 

The government believes that if required these evidence may be in part or full can be shown to a select audience at the highest level if the need arises.


Thus as of now, the government security establishment, including defence minister Manohar Parrikar, national security advisor Ajit Doval and Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag feel it is not required to show any such evidence.

 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with Army Chief. AP

Defence Minister with Army Chief. AP

These reports also claim that during these strikes video footage, pictures and infrared images were captured through various means, including helmet-mounted cameras of the Para-Special Forces commandos, as well as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or spy drones.

“The photographic evidence shows explosions, plumes of smoke and huts in the launchpads being destroyed.”

 

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