On Surgical Strikes Anniversary, No Fanfare, Only Tweet Lauding


Srinagar: Today, on the first anniversary of Surgical Strikes there was no fanfare by Army on terror launch pads across the LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) with the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps putting out a solitary tweet to celebrate the unprecedented military action.

“We are proud of the valour & indomitable spirits of surgical strike heroes,” Chinar Corps Commander, Lt General JS Sandhu, tweeted.

The official handle of the Chinar Corps also put up a verse, and its translation, from Jnanpith awardee, poet RS Dhinkar, which read: “In reality, the gleam of modesty lies in one’s power and capability! Only peace talk of the one is reputable Who is capable of victory!”

The Defence officials also have not linked Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s first visit to Jammu and Kashmir with the surgical strike anniversary but her presence on this day in the valley is not seen as a mere coincidence.

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The Army carried out surgical strikes this day last year on seven terror launch pads across the LoC inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from PoK, 11 days after militant attack on Uri army base that left 19 soldiers dead and several others injured.