Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murali Manohar Joshi on Sunday reiterated that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is Indian territory and that the Army had taken correct step of conducting surgical strikes.
“Those saying our army carried out surgical strikes inside Pakistan are wrong, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir is Indian territory. PoK is a part of our nation and it is the resolution of the Parliament that Kashmir is a part of our country. So, these infiltrators entered our territory and attacked, and finally, we took action. It was a well thought out step and has come at the right moment,” Joshi said.
“We have to be careful as there are many agents of Pakistan in our country,” he added.
The Indian Army on Wednesday said that it conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to the terrorist attack at Uri sector. 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.