Bengaluru, Oct 6: Releasing footage of surgical strikes would only benefit the adversary. It would compromise several details and the tactics used by the armed forces, who carried out a very successful surgical strike across the Line of Control. A senior officer in the army tells OneIndia that releasing such sensitive footage would only be a setback for the armed forces.
The officer also says that some in the opposition do not realise that making such footage public will only compromise the security of the armed forces. This was a surgical strike conducted.
The operation was a successful one and the intention was to send a strong message to Pakistan that terrorism from their end will not be tolerated.
The officer further adds that the operation was meant to send a message to Pakistan and not satisfy a few in the opposition. Following the strike, the Director General of Military Operations, Lt. General Ranbir Singh made the announcement.
He had also said that the DGMO of Pakistan too had been informed. He further announced that significant damage had been inflicted during the operation. What more needs to be said after this, the officer also asks.
Several other officers that OneIndia contacted also said that they welcomed the Prime Minister's directive to his own party men on not to indulge in chest thumping. Many leaders had indulged in chest thumping after the surgical strike. It is provocative in nature and does not augur well, officers also noted.
At the high level security meet, the Prime Minister told his party leaders that they should not indulge in chest thumping. He also said that on such issues that are so sensitive in nature, none should also speak out of turn.