Hailing India’s surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to the terrorist attack at Uri sector as justified, former Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has said that Kabul has been a victim of terrorism and there is a need for such kinds of military operations in the country. Karzai conveyed this to India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra recently.
Karzai reminded Vohra that Afghanistan too has been a victim of terrorism and fundamentalism and felt the need for such military operations more than anyone else. He added that Kabul has repeatedly asked the United States over the past 13 years to conduct cross-border attacks against the terrorist sanctuaries outside of Afghanistan, but with no success.
Indian Army on Wednesday conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to the terrorist attack at Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir in which 19 soldiers were killed. Two Pakistani soldiers and over 30 terrorists were reportedly killed in the attack.
Director General of Military Operations Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh said that the motive of the operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into the Indian Territory. Lt General Singh informed that significant casualty was caused to terrorists during the operation.
The DGMO said, it is a matter of serious concern that there have been many infiltration bids by terrorists at the LoC and it was reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th of this month.