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India’s surgical strike against Pakistan: Key highlights

What we know so far about the Indian army's surgical strikes across the de facto LoC border

File photo. No casualties to Indian troops, heavy casualties were sustained by Pakistan-based terrorists. Photo: AFPPremium
File photo. No casualties to Indian troops, heavy casualties were sustained by Pakistan-based terrorists. Photo: AFP

New Delhi: Indian army said on Thursday it conducted surgical strikes at eight launch pads for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Wednesday. Here are key facts about the operation:

—The operation used combination of heliborne & ground forces.

—The operation started after midnight and ended around 4:30am on Thursday.

—The operation took place 2-3km across LoC.

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—Defence minister Manohar Parrikar, national security advisor Ajit Doval, army chief Dalbir Singh and director general military operations Ranbir Singh monitored the operation.

—No casualties to Indian troops, heavy casualties were sustained by Pakistan-based terrorists.

—Indian army says Pakistan army tried to defend terrorists; Pakistan army men were also killed in operation.

—Doval briefs US counterpart Susan Rice on the strikes

—Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls a Cabinet Committee on Security meeting.

—President Pranab Mukherjee, vice-president Hamid Ansari, former Congress Prime minister Manmohan Singh, governor of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), N.N. Vohra and J&K chief minister Mehbooba Mufti briefed on the surgical strikes.

—Home minister Rajnath Singh calls all-party meet.

Also read: Six takeaways from India’s surgical strikes across LoC

—Villagers, who live in Punjab within 10km from International Border with Pakistan being evacuated, additional BSF troops move in.

—Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif condemns “attack", says “our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness".

—Pakistan army contradicts Sharif and Indian army, says no surgical strikes by India, instead only cross-border fire initiated.

—Pakistan defence minister Khawaja Asif said Pakistan army gave befitting response to Indian army, if India tries to do this again, will respond forcefully.

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Published: 29 Sep 2016, 05:24 PM IST
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