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Army launches surgical strikes on terrorists at LoC

Security forces acted after intelligence inputs about terrorists preparing to launch strikes against India

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Publish Date: Sep 29 2016 12:57PM | Updated Date: Sep 29 2016 1:00PM

Army launches surgical strikes on terrorists at LoC

DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh attending apress conference on Thursday. (Photo: ANI)

 

The Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads at the LoC on Wednesday night, the DGMO said on Thursday in a press briefing.

 
The security forces acted after intelligence inputs about terrorists preparing to launch strikes against India.
 
"India cannot allow terrorists to operate across the LoC (Line of Control) and strike with impunity," Director General Military Operations Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh told a hurriedly called press briefing here, soon after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security.
 
"I had spoken to the Pakistan DGMO and we expect the Pakistan Army to cooperate with us to eliminate the threat of terror," he said," adding: "The strikes were carried out based on specific and credible information," he said, adding
Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to review the situation along the LoC.
 
Four terrorists had stormed an Army camp in Uri on September 18 and killed 18 soldiers.
 
The army has also briefed the President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Former PM Manmohan Singh, J&K Governor NN Vohra, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on the surgical strikes.