Four years of Surgical Strike: India is marking its fourth anniversary of the Surgical strike carried out by the Indian army against the Uri attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the incident on Sunday in his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
PM asserted that four years back, India showed courage, bravery, and valour of our soldiers during the surgical strike. Indian soldiers completed the mission risking their own lives and got the victory as they kept moving on the line of duty for revenge.
In response to the Pakistan based terror attack, the Indian Army went for a surgical strike on September 27-28 in 2016 to destroy all the terror launchpads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. As we are all aware, the Uri attack took place on September 18 in which 19 Indian soldiers lost their lives in Kashmir’s Uri.
The operation commenced at 12.30 am and was completed by 4.30 am. At the end of it, there was a sigh of relief and amidst handshakes, officials said, “Yes our boys did it.”
The Surgical Strike was carried out under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, and National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval. He also monitored the situation throughout and the feed of the operation was also given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The soldiers part of the operation had worn body cameras on their helmets.
NSA Ajit Doval provided guidance for the massive action plan to the Indian soldiers. The surgical strike happened on September 27-28 in 2016 at night where the Indian Army shot down around 45 terrorists and destroyed their camps and six launchpads. However, one Indian Army officer was killed during the operation.