Published On : Sat, Mar 9th, 2019

Conducted 3 cross-border strikes in 5 years: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said apart from the surgical strike after the Uri terror attack and the air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot after Pulwama, there was a “third strike” but stopped short of giving details.

“In the last five years, three time we have crossed the border and conducted successful strikes. I will provide information on two, but not the third. Once in Uri, our soldiers were killed by terrorists coming from Pakistan, then our soldiers had responded. Next was after Pulwama. The third one I will not disclose,” Rajnath Singh said at a rally in Mangaluru, a video of which has been shared by news agency ANI.

“India is not weak anymore”, he added as the crowd broke out into loud applause.

India had sent fighter jets to Balakot in Pakistan on February 26 to target the biggest terror training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, the group responsible for the February 14 terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama in which over 40 soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber.

In September 2016, Indian troops had crossed the Line of Control to take out terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, weeks after Pakistani terrorists attacked an army base in Uri in Kashmir, killing 19 soldiers.