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Indian Army has given befitting reply to Pakistan, says Nirmal Singh

Updated: Sep 29, 2016 14:12 IST

Udhampur (J-K) [India], Sept. 29 (ANI): Hours after the Indian Army conducted surgical attacks on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh on Thursday said it was a befitting reply to Islamabad, adding that the move should be welcomed and appreciated.

"This has been a befitting reply from the Indian Army. This move should be welcomed and appreciated. This move has filled the entire nation with enthusiasm. This is a great morale booster for us, our security forces and army," Singh told ANI.

"Pakistan has been continuously carrying out cowardly acts, be in Uri or other parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Their terrorists have been getting training by the Pakistan Army in their camps. Pakistan was behaving like a terrorist state," he added.

Earlier, in the day, addressing a joint press briefing organised by the Ministries of External Affairs and Defence, Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), said, "The Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC in which significant casualties have been caused."

Here is what we know about the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) as per what army sources have revealed:

-Seven terror launch pads destroyed by Army across LoC, Indian Army Special Forces were para-dropped

-The surgical strikes were carried out between 12:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.

-Location was 500 meters to two kilometres across the LoC.

-The surgical strikes were conducted on Pakistani terror camps belonging to multiple terror groups.

-There were no Indian casualties.

"The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory. We don't have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan. I spoke to the Pakistan DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night," said Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh. (ANI)

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