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2016 has been a year of honour and pride for India and with the surgical strikes on Pakistan, Indian Army has yet proved their patriotism for the country. Surgical strike is very crucial and was conducted against military launch pads across Line of Control in Pakistan by Indian Army. The attack or strike was done against the Uri attack on Indian Army by Pakistani militants on 18th September, 2016.
Surgical Attack in response to Uri Attack
On 18th September, four Pakistani Militants attacked Indian Army at Uri base in Jammu & Kashmir causing massive casualties leading to 19 deaths. It was the Jaish-e-Mohammad Fidayeen group of Pakistan that planted attack on Indian army base of Uri. Post the Uri Attack, on 21st September India gave a protest letter to Pakistan High Commission Abdul Bassit with details of involvement of Pakistan in the attack. Despite the summoning, Pakistani defence Minister blamed India of carrying the Uri attack to grab attention from protestant groups in Jammu & Kashmir. This led to agitation leading India to carry planned surgical strikes in military launch pads by crossing the Line of Control.
Planning for the surgical strike
After Pakistan blamed India to have conducted the Uri attack on self, India geared up to plant the surgical strikes. On 22nd September, Director general of Army Lt General Ranbir Sigh briefed PM Modi, then Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval about the military operations. The decision to start the surgical strike on Pakistani military camps was made on 23rd September. The task of segregating Special Forces troops and prepare for the action was assigned to Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda.
Surgical strike conducted by India
In response to Uri attack, after 11 days of the attack on 29th September, India conducted surgical strike in Pakistani controlled and administered Kashmir. The operations began around 12.30 am where the commandos were air dropped at LoC and they crossed to the Pakistan side. As claimed by India the surgical strikes were carried out in Bhimber, Holspring, Kel & Lipa Sectors across the LoC in Pakistan side. During the surgical strike, 7 military launch pads were destroyed and 38 terrorists and two Pakistani soldiers were killed. The surgical strikes were conducted by India for two days on 28th and 29th September. According to Army sources, before attacking special force walked 1-3km on foot post which they started destroying the terrorist bases.
Successful surgical Strike
With all the cross border tension, the Pakistan has alerted and activated its radars across LOC. Para military and Special Forces crossed the LoC on foot with night vision devices, rocket propelled grenades, shoulder fired missiles, various assault rifles and pistols, high explosive grenades etc. The teams were divided into 30 each and successful attacks were planted in 7 military launch pads in Pakistan. Mortar and Machine gun fire was used from Indian side to finish Pakistani troops. All of the Indian soldiers returned safely to India except one casualty who accidently stepped on landmine.