New Delhi, Sept 29 (PTI) 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.
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 damages were caused to the terror
camps and there were significant casualties, adding that as of
now there was no plan for further operation.
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
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.