Indian Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control on terror launch pads in Pakistan has been hailed by citizens of the country. Indian army’s DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh told reporters that India conducted surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LOC in Pakistan last night. The first of its kind move by India, which has till now observed the policy of strategic restraint, has received praise from security experts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been praised for giving a “befitting reply” to Pakistan.
What is a surgical strike?
You may be wondering what is a surgical strike. Here we explain it to you: A surgical strike is a kind of military exercise in which specific targets are attacked in a time bound manner. The surgical strike is planned in such a way that it inflicts maximum damages to the target and causes minimal or no damages to the attacking army.
Surgical strike minimizes collateral damages. It helps in responding to the enemy in a time bound manner and reduces the chances of full- scale war with later negotiations.
Precision bombing is an example of the surgical strike in which soldiers carry out surprise and rapid bombings on targets with aircraft. The strike leaves the target with no time to escape. As per the details available till now, India’s surgical strike across Pakistan on Wednesday night was a precision bombing exercise. Precision bombing can be contrasted with carpet bombing which inflicts more casualties and collateral damages.
Why Indian Army conducted it across LoC?
Pakistan has always been engaged in a shadow war against India with the help of terrorists. Though publicly, Pakistan denies the presence of terrorists on its territory. It has long been demanded that India conduct surgical strikes across the border to destroy terror camps. But experts say that a political will for such a move had been lacking till now.
Based on a confirmed information that scores of terrorists were readying themselves to infiltrate into the Indian territory and carry out strikes in Kashmir and other metros, Indian Army conducted a surgical strike across the border in Kashmir and destroyed the terror launch pads. Several terrorists were also killed.