New Delhi/Nagpur: The Indian Army on Wednesday night conducted surgical strikes and caused “significant casualties” on terrorists along the Line of Control, announced Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on Thursday.
Reports said India conducted eight surgical strikes and a number of terrorists were killed in the operation.
Addressing a hurriedly-called press briefing here, Singh said based on an information that a few terrorists were gathered around launch pads last night with plans to strike India, the Indian Army targeted them. “Heavy damages have been caused to terrorists and many of them have been killed.”
“India cannot allow terrorists to operate across the LoC (Line of Control) and strike with impunity,” Director General Military Operations Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said, soon after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security.
India has ceased the operation and has no plans, as of now, for further strikes, said the DGMO. He further assured that the Indian armed forces are ready for any contingency.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh added that he shared the details of the surgical strikes with his Pakistani counterpart.
“I had spoken to the Pakistan DGMO and we expect the Pakistan Army to cooperate with us to eliminate the threat of terror,” he said,” adding: “The strikes were carried out based on specific and credible information that some terrorist units had positioned themselves to infiltrate”.
Underlining that there has been a surge in infiltration, the DGMO said that India cannot allow terrorists to operate across the LoC.