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Pak’s denial is great for India: Defence Experts

Army conducted surgical strike on Pakistan's side of LoC; many terrorists killed, massive damages caused

M Khalid Aftab
Publish Date: Sep 29 2016 5:14PM | Updated Date: Sep 30 2016 12:03PM

Pak’s denial is great for India: Defence Experts

Indian Army launched surgical strike in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday night and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages, said Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) in a joint press conference with Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokerperson Vikas Swaroop on Thursday.

 

However, Pakistan denied for any surgical strike. After ceasefire violation by India, Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif gave statement, “It was ‘small weapon firing’ on five points in three sectors.

 

Pak defence expert said, “A routine cease fire violation is being reported as a ‘surgical strike’ by Indian Army. In cease fire violation, our two soldiers died and nine got injured, he added.

 

Pakistan Airforce also denied that this was not a surgical strike but we are alert for any eventuality.

 

Over the surgical strike by Indian Atrmy, Pak PM Nawaz Sharif said, “We condemn this attack, our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness.” “We are ready for the safety and defence of our country,” added Sharif.

 

Indian Army’s operation across the border, experts said, marks a landmark shift in India’s defense strategy as the country has now gone for strategic attack instead of the strategic restraint practiced for years. 

 

Based on confirmed information that scores of terrorists were readying themselves to infiltrate into the Indian territory and carry out strikes in Kashmir and other metros, Indian Army conducted a surgical strike across the border in Kashmir and destroyed the terror launch pads. Several terrorists were also killed.

 

India gives it back to Pakistan, experts and others including Raj Kadiyan and Uma Shankar Singh hailed Indian Army and PM Narendra Modi. 

 

Indian Army's surgical strike across the border to wipe out terror launchpads has been hailed by defence and security experts. They pointed out that a change in India’s defense strategy was very much necessary. 

 

“Pak was behaving like terrorist state, befitting reply was needed. These strikes boosted Indian army's morale,” said Nirmal Singh.

 

Major General GD Bakshi (retd) said, “The Prime Minister has done what this nation must have done 30 years ago:”

 

Security analyst Saurabh Shukla said, “It is a historic day for India.” Congratulating the PM and the Indian Army for successful carrying out the attack, Shukla told a news channel, “Pakistan has been telling in past that India only talks, it never acts. But this attack will change their perception.” “This is the only way Pakistan can be taught a lesson,” he added.

 

Major Gaurav Arya (retd) said, “I am so proud and happy. Pakistan had it coming. For any army, any soldier is his proud.” 

 

Defence expert Sushant Sareen said, “Now, the important thing to see is that Pakistan would it or ready for response attack 

 

Experts said that the surgical strike marks a landmark shift in India’s defense strategy as the country has now gone for strategic attack instead of the strategic restraint practiced for years.

 

Defense expert Brig V Mahalingam also complemented the PM and the Indian Army for action against the terror camp. “The army unit, infact the entire Army, needs to be complemented for the operation.”