Surgical Strikes Were Filmed, Videos Kept As Proof


New Delhi: The surgical strikes by special armed forces across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan territory last night during which at least seven terror launch pads were completely destroyed were recorded on cameras.

Media reports quoted top government sources in saying that the video of surgical strike against Pakistan-based terrorists were recorded. The Army has kept it as a proof.

However, those videos will not be made public, the sources said. Only the government and armed forces can decide whether and when to release the footage, sources added.

Sending a clear message to Pakistan in the wake of the Uri attack, the government declared on Thursday that the special armed forces carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control on Wednesday night, inflicting heavy casualties.

Sources said that the operation was a combination of heliborne and ground forces, and seven terror launch pads were destroyed in the strike across LoC.

The sources said the operation began at around mid-night last night and ended at around 4:30 am. The terror launch pads targeted were in the range of 2 to 3 km from the Line of Control(LoC) and were under surveillance for over one week, the sources said.

The operation by the Indian Army has left Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif rattled. Pakistan has dismissed as “fabrication of truth” India’s claim that it has conducted a military operation across the LoC, terming it as a “quest” by India to create media hype by rebranding cross-border fire as a surgical strike.

Eleven days after terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Special Forces targeted “some terrorist teams” positioned at launch pads on the LoC, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, the Director General Military Operations (DGMO), told the media here. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present at the press conference.