In the aftermath of the Uri attack that has evoked strong responses from several countries and leaders, 20 terrorists were killed by the Indian Army in a cross border operation.
According to a story published in The Quint, two units of the elite 2 Paras consisting of 18-20 soldiers flew across the LoC in military helicopters and carried out an operation that killed atleast 20 terrorists in military camps in PoK.
Though there is no official confirmation from any Indian government official, The Quint has stated that the operation took place between Sept 20 and Sept 21, based on information from military sources.
Indications of the op came in the form of the Pakistan declaring a no-fly zone over PoK on Sept 20 night. Meanwhile, Pakistan International Airlines took to Twitter to announce cancellation of flights to northwestern Pakistani cities, including Gilgit and Skardu due to airspace restrictions.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government was quite serious about punishing those responsible for the attack. Though he did not delve into details he said: "How to punish, that is for us to work out. We are quite serious about it."
"We take proper reading of everything and I don't think Prime Minister's initial words that 'those responsible will be punished', will go as a mere statement, Parrikar added.