Sun, Dec 11, 2016 | updated 09:40 AM IST

Bollywood celebs stand in support of Indian Army's action, commend surgical strike

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 09:44 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): A host of Bollywood celebrities, including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and others, have expressed their support and commended the Indian Army's action to root out terrorism across the Line of Control (LoC) on Thursday.

Appreciating the 'much-requisite' surgical strike, actor Akshay Kumar tweeted, "Proud of the Indian Army for successfully carrying out the anti-terrorism operation. Glad the Government took this bold step, was about time!'

King Khan in his tweet said "Thanx Indian Army for the action against terrorism. We should all pray for safety and well being of our Indian soldiers."

In a vouching statement for the armed forces, Amitabh Bachchan said, "Don't mess with the Indian Army" !!

Riteish Deshmukh in his tweet said, "Proud of our Indian Army & many Congratulations to our Indian Government for their effective steps against terrorism. #IndiaFirst #JaiHind."

Retweeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's post, actor Farhan Akhtar wrote, "In full support of the Indian Army and its effort to root out terrorism. #respect"

Varun Dhawan in his tweet said, 'Proud of our army they are the pride of our nation #IndiaArmy."

Veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar also voiced her support and tweeted, "Namaskar. Mujhe garv hai hamare veer jawano pe,hamare pradhan mantri ji aur raksha mantri ji pe. (I am proud of our brave soldiers, our Prime Minister and Defense Minsiter) Jai Hind! Vande Mataram."

On a related note, two Pakistani soldiers and over 30 terrorists were reportedly killed in the attack.

The surgical strikes were in response to the terrorist attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 19 Indian Army soldiers. (ANI)