As the surgical strike completes seven years, this year, here are a few key points of India's surgical strike
India's surgical strike is referred to a military operation conducted in the year 2016, by the Indian Armed Forces. The military operation was conducted on September 29. The surgical strike targeted terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. As the surgical strike completes seven years, this year, here are a few key points of India's surgical strike:
- India's surgical strike was in response to a terrorist attack on an Indian Army base in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. The Indian Army base in Uri was attacked on September 18, 2016. This attack resulted in the death of 19 Indian soldiers. The Center held Pakistan-based terrorist groups responsible for the attack and decided to take action against the Uri attack.
- The surgical strike was planned and executed by the Indian Army's Special Forces. The surgical attack operation involved crossing the LoC. The Indian Army's Special Forces strikes on multiple terrorist launch pads. The Special Forces returned safely after completing their mission.
- According to the Center, the primary objective of the surgical strike by India was to neutralise terrorist infrastructure and prevent further attacks. By targeting specific launch pads, India aimed to disrupt terrorist activities. The surgical strike operation was carefully designed to minimise collateral damage.
- Pakistan initially denied the surgical strike and dismissed it as cross-border firing.
- In India, the surgical strike received appreciation from across the country.
- India's surgical strike played an important impact on India-Pakistan relations.
- India's surgical strike served an important message that India would not hesitate to take action to protect its security interests.
- The surgical strike also highlighted the evolving nature of India's counter-terrorism strategy.