Indian Space Research Organization’s two scientists confirmed that the Cartosat-2C satellite helped nail the targets for India's surgical strikes on Pakistan last week. Indian Defense news also reported the same.
"It's a great achievement for us, that imagery produced by Isro was used for the benefit of the nation. We couldn't be more proud," said ISRO scientist Ratan Singh Bisht further informed that Cartosat- 2C was launched by ISRO in June this year.
In retaliation for the September 18 Uri terror attack, India last week carried out surgical strikes that took out at least 38 terrorists across the Line of Control in Pakistan.
The Cartosat-2C images helped with narrowing down the locations for the strikes. A satellite like the Cartosat-2C has, in addition to several other capabilities, a high-resolution camera that can even detect illegal mining.
Another retired scientist, JP Joshi described how the satellite works. "These satellites are capable of viewing one third of the globe. The satellite is like a torch, it is obvious that we can view Pak land. Area of Interest (AOI) is always known and defined in advance in such cases," said Joshi.