National Security Advisor Ajit Doval thequint
Doval has shared inputs received by Indian intelligence agencies with the Indian Army.
Lieutenant-General Ranbir Singh, India’s Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO), has said the strikes, which took place “along the Line of Control” caused “significant damage” but offered no further details. No causalities on the Indian side were reported.
#IndianArmy conducted surgical strikes y’day, to foil infiltration attempts; resulting in significant casualties to terrorists: DGMO @adgpi pic.twitter.com/mkv6FmdhMY — PIB India (@PIB_India) September 29, 2016
#IndianArmy conducted surgical strikes y’day, to foil infiltration attempts; resulting in significant casualties to terrorists: DGMO @adgpi pic.twitter.com/mkv6FmdhMY
— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 29, 2016
A surgical strike is defined as a military attack intended to inflict damage on a specific target, with little or no collateral damage to surrounding areas. A surgical strike is “a calculated manoeuvre to ensure you deliver maximum damage which gives a big surprise to your adversary”, explained former air chief Fali Homi Major.
“The operations aimed at neutralising the terrorists have since ceased,” Ranbir Singh said.
There have been demands from all quarters of a strong response to Uri attacks, that New Delhi said was carried out by militants based mostly across the LoC.
As per a report in Bloomberg, Ajit Doval, who was selected by PM Narendra Modi as India’s National Security Advisor (NSA), is the most powerful person in India after the PM.
Interestingly, Ajit Doval spent seven years undercover in Pakistan and recruited rebels as informants in disputed Kashmir.