Indian Army Thursday informed the public that last night it had conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Pak occupied Kashmir inflicting significant casualty to the militants.
Director General of Military Operations Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said the motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian territory and carry out attacks on Indian cities including locations in Jammu & Kashmir.
Lt General Singh informed that significant casualty was caused to terrorists during the operation.
The DGMO said, it is a matter of serious concern that there has been many infiltration bids by terrorists at LoC and it was reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th of this month.
DGMO said nothing was done despite India’s persistent request to Pakistan not to allow territory under its control to be used for terror activities.
He said Pakistan gave a commitment to India in 2004 that it will not allow its soil to be used for anti India terror activities.
The seniour army officer informed that almost 20 infiltration attempts have been successfully foiled by Indian Army this year.
The officer said India has also offered consular access to apprehended terrorists from Pakistan and finger prints and DNA samples of the terrorists killed in Uri and Poonch attacks can also be made available to the neighbouring country.
Lieutenant General Singh said, he spoke to his Pakistani counterpart to share India’s concerns and told him about the surgical strikes. He said, India can not allow terrorists to operate across the LoC.