The Indian Army has conducted surgical strikes crossing the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan Occupied Kashmir causing significant damage to the terrorist infrastructure across the border.
“India conducted surgical strikes last night across the Line of Control to safeguard our nation, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan.” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.
“There were launch pads at the Line of Control where terrorists were present waiting to infiltrate the nation and attack areas in Kashmir and metros across the country.No Indian casualties reported during the surgical strikes by the Indian Army.”
“We have recovered items including GPS which have Pakistani markings. Captured terrorists hailing from PoK or Pakistan have confessed to their training in Pakistan or in Pakistan controlled region.” DGMO said.
PM Narendra Modi had informed President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President and former Prime Minister Mahmohan Singh on the surgical strikes. Jammu and Kashmir Governor and CM Mehbooba Mufti have also been informed about the surgical strike.
The BSE Sensex crashed over 550 points intraday and Nifty breached 8600-mark in a knee-jerk reaction after Defence Ministry confirmed that India conducted surgical strikes on Pakistan terrorist camps on Wednesday night in the aftermath of Uri attack in which 18 Indian army soldiers were killed.
Defence stocks such as BEML, Bharat Forge, Reliance Defence and Bharat Electronics were most affected and down by 4.81 per cent, 6.77 per cent, 5.25 per cent and 1.76 per cent, respectively.
Earlier on September 20, two days after the terror attack in Uri, Pakistani troops violated the border ceasefire in the same sector of Kashmir, targeting Indian Army