LIVE Indian Army’s surgical strike along LoC: Wagah border on high alert, villages evacuated

By: | Updated: September 30, 2016 9:10 AM

LIVE The Indian Army on Wednesday night conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in response to Uri attack.

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Exactly 10 days after the Uri terror attack, Indian Army on Wednesday night conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). As per the Army, significant casualties were caused to the terrorists. Army said that motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into Indian territory. Indian Army has also shared the details of surgical strikes with Pakistan Army. There were no Indian causalities during surgical strikes. A number of items including GPS which have Pakistani markings have been recovered in the strikes. Terrorists hailing from PoK or Pakistan have also been captured in the strikes. The Army said that that the terrorists have confessed to their training in Pakistan or in the Pakistan-controlled region.

Here are LIVE updates of what follows on Friday, a day after Indian Army’s surgical strike against terror

9.00 am: One more soldier injured in the Uri attack dies: official sources.

8.19 am: Pakistan took up the incident with Iranian officials in Joint Pak-Iran Border Session – Pakistan media

7.57 am: Cabinet Committee on Security (CSS) meeting scheduled to take place today.

7.06 am: But I don’t want to get into some sort of broad characterization. But obviously attack like this’s horrific- US State Dept Spox

7.04 am: I’m not going to characterize it. Obviously, attack like that escalates tensions (b/w India-Pak): US State Dept Spox John Kirby

7.03 am: We know terrorism, in many ways, knows no border. We continue to urge actions to combat&delegitimize terrorist groups like LeT & JeM- J Kirby

7.00 am: calls on Govts of India&Pak to exercise restraint&continue thr effort to resolve differences peacefully through dialogue-UN Secy Gen Spox

7.00 am: We’re following situation with great concern concerning increase of tensions across LoC (India-Pak): Stéphane Dujarric, UN Secy General Spox

What is a surgical strike and why Indian Army conducted it across LoC?

Here are the entire updates on day’s event (Thursday) after the surgical strikes by the Indian Army against terrorists

06.40 pm: Entire country stands firmly united with our armed forces. We are proud of our armed forces: MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

06.30 pm: India shouldn’t increase tensions across LoC: Pak Defence Minister Khawaja Asif

6.16 pm: India has right to respond to attack on sovereignty, says Bangladesh. India has “all legal and globally accepted right” to respond to any attack on her sovereignty and territory, Bangladesh said today after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes against terror bases across the LoC but called for “restraint” from all sides.

06.05 pm: Congratulate our Army for giving befitting reply to Pakistan,we welcome this: Sayed Zainul Abedin, Ajmer Dargah Dewan

06.o2 pm: Encounter underway between Security forces and terrorists in Mendhar sector of Poonch.

06.00 pm: I am sure amidst prevailing gloomy scenario in the region,hope for peaceful means of resolving the issues will again stand the ground: Mehbooba Mufti

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05.58 pm: Confrontation could lead to disaster of epic proportions if urgent steps not taken to bring down heightened tensions in the region: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti

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05.36 pm: This was not just a SurgicalStrike but a warning to Pakistan that we will not tolerate any more terror attacks: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

5.30 pm: Punjab: Villages in Pathankot being evacuated following Surgical Strike by Indian Army

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05.20 pm: Pakistan National Security adviser Nasir Janjua has submitted a report on LoC situation to PM Nawaz Sharif: Pakistan media

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05.10 pm: Envoys of different nations, including P5 nations, have been briefed by MEA about India’s position

05.00 pm: All parties have supported government on its move to conduct surgical strike: Naidu

4.58 pm: Complete details about the attack have been given to all parties by DG Operations, Army: Venkaiah Naidu

04.52 pm: We have ensured the government of support. It’s a proud moment for us that our army has returned without any casualties on its part: Ghulam Nabi Azaad, Congress

04.52 pm: Country is united in this situation: Sharad Yadav, JDU

04.50 pm: All party meeting ends at North Block ends

04.45 pm: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal convenes emergency meeting in view of escalating situation on India-Pakistan border: CMO

04.40 pm: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit recieved threatning calls, we shared details with MEA: Pak High Commission sources

4.49 pm: EAM Sushma Swaraj met Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi before all party meeting and briefed her about Surgical Strikes

04.36 pm: What does Pakistan mean by ‘unprovoked’? Killing 18 of our soldiers is not provocation?: Shashi Tharoor

Also Read: Ambassdors of 22 countries called for briefing on LoC situation by foreign secretary S Jaishankar: Report

4.35 pm: Whatever they are doing and saying is to satisfy there own public: Gen Asim Bajwa, Pak Army

4.30 pm: Manohar Parrikar on Surgical Strikes: We did what we had to do

04.20 pm: India seeks to divert world attention from its atrocities and grave HR violations committed in Indian Occupied Kashmir: Pakistan

Also Read | Uri avenged: 35-40 terrorists, 9 Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian surgical strikes

04.14 pm: Emergency ward of Civil Hospital in Pathankot being cleared in preparation for any eventuality

04.09 pm: Celebrations in Patna after Indian Army conducts surgical strikes in Pakistan territory Surgical Strike

04.09 pm: MoS I&B Rajayavardhan Rathore salutes Army’s efforts, says we’re one as a nation.

04.05 pm: All party meet chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on surgical strikes begins at North Block

04.04 pm:  Complete Statement of Indian Army  Surgical strikes

04.00 pm: Irresponsible statements from India only escalate the already fragile security situation in the region

03.55 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi says “we stand with the Govt in its actions to protect country’s security”

03.55 pm: Congress hopes Pakistan will recognise that it bears a great responsibility in continuing cross-border terrorist attacks against India: Sonia Gandhi

Also Read | India sends strong warning to Pakistan with surgical strikes: We won’t hesitate to cross the border to check terrorism

03.53 pm: Congress expects that Pakistan will take effective action to dismantle infra of terrorism that it has supported: Congress President Sonia Gandhi

03.51 pm: All schools within 10 kms of India-Pak border in Punjab to be closed till further orders

03.50 pm: All party meeting at MHA to begin shortly, security enhanced in the area.

03.48 pm:  This was a pre-emptive and a punitive operation. Launchpad usually has 8-10 terrorists, its our work to eliminate them: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia

03.45 pm: Pakistan condemns LoC violations by India, rejects Indian claim of surgical strikes

03.35 pm: This is not Indian Army vs Pakistan Army. This India against terrorism: Sambit Patra

03.32 pm: I salute bravery of Indian forces, this is a befitting reply to Pak. We support the Govt: Former Defence Minister AK Antony

03.30 pm: Don’t think there will be much of a response from the Pakistan side: AS Dulat, former RAW chief

03.25 pm: Villagers near International Border being evacuated after Surgical Strike by Indian Army

03.19 pm: We support such strikes and want Indian Army to conduct surgical strikes in Balochistan as well: Mazdak Dilshad Baloch

03.18 pm: We have seen our DGMO briefing, saw the Pakistani reaction, besides that we have no official information: Sitaram Yechury, CPI

03.16 pm: This surgical strike is very good, but had it been done before we would have been happier: Wife of Uri martyr SK Vidyarthi (from Gaya)

03.14 pm: Pakistan Defence Minister Asif Khawaja briefs Pak PM Nawaz Sharif on surgical strikes conducted by Indian Army.

03:08 pm: Bikram Singh on surgical strikes: India is ready for any reaction. The nation has shown unity in this time crucial time.

03:06 pm: Bikram Singh on surgical strikes: India has shown its intend to Pakistan.

03.03 pm: Punjab orders evacuation of villages in 10-km border belt. Punjab government has ordered the evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along the border with Pakistan following the surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the LoC.

03.00 pm: “I congratulate Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Indian Army for surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir,” said Amit Shah in a tweet.

02.45 pm:  It is for the first time, in this frontal fight against terrorism, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Modi is feeling secure: Amit Shah

2.40 pm: This decisive action amply demonstrates PM Modi’s iron will & commitment to safeguard India: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on surgical strikes

2.33 pm; This was a pre-emptive and a punitive operation. Launchpad usually has 8-10 terrorists, its our work to eliminate them: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia

2.32 pm: This is a loud & clear message to Pakistan, that they will pay cost of carrying out terrorism in our nation: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia

2.31 pm: At least now Pakistan will stop terrorism against India: Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister on surgical strikes by Indian Army on Pak territory

2.22 pm: Country is safe in hands of PM Modi & Army, thats why people in diff parts of world are appreciating steps taken to counter terror: Venkaiah Naidu

Here’s how Narendra Modi humiliated Pakistan with surgical strike by India: Top 5 powerful points

2.14 pm: After the Uri terror attack, people of India were outraged. PM has reassured nation that such acts will not be tolerated: Venkaiah Naidu

2.13 pm: Our positive gestures were only reciprocated with further encouragement to terrorists (by Pakistan): Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister

2.08 pm: These ops are a part of the mandate of the Indian Army to foil any attempts of infiltration into our soil: Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes

2.06 pm: Our govt should make J&K, a bridge of peace and friendship but unfortunately we took the other way: Mustafa Kamal (NC)

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2.04 pm: Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are declaring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army’s surgical strike in Loc

2.00 pm: ModiPunishesPak, DGMO trend on Twitter as Indian Army conducts surgical strikes at terrorist launchpads

1.56 pm: INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in POK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces: Randeep S Surjewala

1.54 pm: For the 1st time, in this frontal fight against terrorism, India under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi is feeling secure: Amit Shah

1.46 pm: We welcome this move; hopefully Pakistan will learn a lesson and stop its misdeeds forever: Hansraj Ahir (MoS, Home) on surgical strikes by Indian Army

India gives it back to Pakistan: Experts, others hail Indian Army, PM Narendra Modi

1.45 pm: Sources clarify 7 terror launch pads destroyed

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1.41 pm: Indian Rupee suffers worst fall since Brexit vote in June.

1.36 pm: Pakistan was behaving like a terrorist state; befitting reply was needed. These strikes boosted morale of our army: Dr Nirmal Singh, J&K Depy CM

1.30 pm: Pakistan Airforce says “this (by Indian Army) was not a surgical strike, we are alert for any eventuality”: Pakistan Media

Pakistan denies ‘surgical strikes’ across LoC, terms it ‘cross-border fire’

1.29 pm: General Shankar Roychowdhury: I am delighted and a huge ‘shabash’ to the Indian Army

1.28 pm: India has violated ceasefire along LoC, Pakistan Defence Minister says Army will give befitting reply

1.27 pm: Home Minister informs CMs of Punjab, West Bengal, Odisha, CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury & Congress’ Ghulam Nabi Azad about surgical strikes

1.26 pm: Pak’s ISPR: Notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is illusion deliberately generated by India to create false effects

1.22 pm: Our 2 soldiers died and 9 got injured: Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pak territory.

1.21 pm: Indian army Special Forces op on terror launch pads lasted from 1230am-4:30AM, location was 500meters-2Km across LOC: Sources

1.21 pm: If our army has taken a decision, the whole nation will support them: UP Congress President Raj Babbar

Indian Army carries surgical strikes on LoC; Twitterati strike back with support to Modi government

1.17 pm: India has violated ceasefire along LoC, Pakistan Defence Minister says Army will give befitting reply

1.14 pm: 5 terror launch pads destroyed by Army across LOC, Indian Army special Forces were para-dropped: Army Sources

1.13 pm: Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations says “no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated by India”

1.12 pm: Pak PM Sharif: Strongly condemned the unprovoked & naked aggression of Indian forces resulting in martyrdom of two Pak soldiers along LoC

1.12 pm: PM Narendra Modi to chair all party meeting at 4 pm today

Read: Surgical strikes by India: We condemn this attack, don’t take our peaceful intent for weakness, says Nawaz Sharif

1.09 pm: Surgical strikes were conducted when Pakistan didn’t mend ways: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Also Read: India gives it back to Pakistan: Conducts surgical strikes at terrorist launch pads across LoC

Watch DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh brief on Indian Army’s surgical strike on terror camps along LoC

1.03 pm: This is a lesson for all terrorists; we have the right of self-defence: BJP’s Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on the surgical strikes by Indian Army

1.01 pm: Delhi chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extends support to the Indian Army via twitter

12.52 pm: Pakistan government confirms two of its soldiers have been killed during the attack on terror camps

12.47 pm: Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations says Indian offensive carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak’s side of LoC

12.43 pm: We are ready for the safety and defence of our country, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif – Pak Media (on surgical strikes by Indian Army)

12.33 pm: The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory: DGMO

12.33 pm: No Indian causalities during surgical strikes that were carried out in Pak territory last night by the Indian Army

12.22 pm: We will ease the menace of terrorism, says Ranveer Singh

12.22 pm; I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night: DGMO

12.20 pm: Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC, significant casualties have been caused: DGMO

12.18 pm: Despite our persistent urging to Pak to not allow territory under its control to not be used for terrorist activities nothing was done: DGMO

12.16 pm: This is reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th September resp: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

12.15 pm: It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been many infiltration bids by terrorists at LoC: DGMO

12.00 pm: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) & JS (XP) Vikas Swarup to address media shortly

11.50 am: PM Narendra Modi chairs Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on situation on the LoC.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was chairing a meeting of his cabinet committee on security after the Indian army accused Pakistan of breaching a 2003 ceasefire on Wednesday evening.

“The ceasefire violation proves that Pakistan is determined to reject international rules. This will be taken up to all global forums,” an aide to Modi told Reuters on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on the record.

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