Surgical Strike anniversary by Indian Army on Pakistan Live Update: Former Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag today revealed that the cross-border operation in Jammu and Kashmir had full backing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Suhag, who was the chief of Indian Army when the opetation was carried out, said that the PM had approved the recommendation that Army had forwarded to him. He said that “we wanted to send a strong message to Pakistan that we can cross LoC, we can hit them, cause major damage and also return without casualty”. “This was a difficult option, more challenging, but we exercised it to send a message that we can do it,” he told news agency ANI.
Meanwhile, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released a video on its twitter account to “salute the unmatched valour of brave soldiers who conducted surgical strikes” across-border in Jammu and Kashmir in 2016.
The nation is today celebrating the second anniversary of surgical strikes that were conducted by jawans on Pakistani terror launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC) on the intervening night of September 28-29 in 2016. The three-day celebrations – ‘Parakram Parv’ kicked-off on Friday evening with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman opening an exhibition at the India Gate lawns in Delhi.