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Sept 30: Almost 24 hours have gone by since India announced that its army had successfully carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control on the terror launch pads.

Since then US has increased its support for India and asked Pakistan to help fight terrorism. However, US has also asked both the nuclear powered countries not to escalate tensions.

Desperate Pakistan may orchestrate attacks, stay alert, Home ministry advises states

Get all the latest news updates here on how situation unfolds after the surgical strikes conducted by India:

11:40 pm: Maldives expressed hope that the required measures will be taken by relevant member states to convene the Summit at an early date.

11:20 pm: Government of Maldives urge the Member States of the SAARC to create an environment conducive for holding the 19th SAARC Summit.

9:30 pm: Pakistan formally announces cancellation of Saarc summit.

9:15 pm: Expect that Pakistan should take effective steps to stop activities of terrorist groups in territory of the country: Russia Foreign Ministry

8:30 pm: We are concerned with the aggravation lately of the situation along the line of control between India and Pakistan: Russia Foreign Ministry

7:30 pm: Film producer Rahul Aggarwal resigns from Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA) protesting against yesterday's resolution on banning Pakistani artists.

7:10 pm:  In the wake of the surgical strikes across the Line of Control by the Indian Army, fear has gripped villagers living in border areas as they apprehend that Pakistan may target civilian areas.

6:38 pm: Major cinema houses in Pakistan stopped screening Indian films to express solidarity with the armed forces in the wake of heightened tensions between the two countries.

6:10 pm: Army has fulfilled its promise made to the people of India by conducting surgical strikes on Pak territory, we appreciate this: BSP

5:56 pm: Pakistan's Army chief General Raheel Sharif has warned that any "misadventure" by India will be met with the "most befitting response".

5:36 pm: Terrorists fired upon joint patrolling party of police and CRPF in Behi Bagh of Kulgam district (J&K). More details awaited.

5:20 pm: Just by sending these artists away, I don't think terrorism is going to stop: Usha Uthup

5:11 pm: MHA advisory after IB alert to all cities to stay in state of heightened alert for next 10-15 days: Sources.

4:52 pm: Two co-chairs of the Senate India Caucus, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have strongly condemned the Uri terror attack and said they will work within the US Congress to put pressure on Pakistan to end any association with terror groups targetting India.

4:30 pm: If we find any Pak artist working here, we will beat them up: Amey Khopkar, MNS.

4.12 pm: Artists came cause they were called for some project, whats their fault? Pak Govt has nothing to do with the individuals. We are not against the people of Pakistan, nor are Pak people against people of India. It is about the Govts: Shyam Benegal

4.00 pm: They are artists not terrorists. Its the government who gives them permits and visas: Salman Khan on banning Pakistani actors

3.03 pm: Condemn terrorism in all forms and stress in this regard need to deal with issue of terrorism in region in decisive manner: Sri Lanka MOFA

3.02 pm: General Provisions of SAARC Charter require decisions at all levels shall be taken on the basis of unanimity and this applies to the convening of meetings of Heads of State or Government of SAARC Member States as well: Sri lanka MOFA

3.01 pm: Regret that prevailing environment in region is not conducive for holding 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad on 9th &10th Nov'16 :Sri Lanka MOFA

2.30 pm: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over the possibility of Pakistan's nuclear weapons falling into the hands of jihadists, which she said was "a threatening scenario", according to a media report.

2.10 pm: Satellite images show that at least 50 terrorists were killed in the surgical strike

2.00 pm: "As a shared neighbour and friend to both India and Pakistan we are concerned about continuous confrontation and tensions between India and Pakistan," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Sheung told media briefing in Beijing today.

1.14 pm: Modi has my full support; the Congress party and entire nation is standing by him, says Rahul.

1.13 pm: In two-and-a-half years, this is the first Prime Minister-like action by Narendra Modi: Rahul Gandhi on surgical strikes.

12.50 pm: "Pakistan can't stay in a constant state of denial and cannot remain unanswered," Abdali said at the Foreign Correspondents Club.

12.45 pm: We hope no one will allow safe havens for terrorists to be used against neighbours: Afghan envoy to India Shaida Abdali.

12.43 pm: "It is time to take bold action", Afghan envoy to India Shaida Abdali.

12.40 pm: Surgical strikes by India in PoK an act of self defence: Afghanistan.

12.01 pm: Sharif said Pakistan wanted peace to pursue its development agenda "but every Pakistani is ready to defend the motherland".

12.00 pm: The entire country stood shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces and "we will not allow anyone to cast an evil eye on Pakistan": Nawaz Sharif

11.19 am: After India's Surgical Strikes on terrorists, Pakistan approaches United Nations Security Council

11.18 am: Uttar Pradesh on high alert, strict vigil on Indo-Nepal border

10.06 am: For the first time Indian Army put to use ISRO's satellite images while conducting surgical strikes

10.00 am: PM Narendra Modi calls first cabinet meet over border security post surgical strike against Pakistan

9.48 am: White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, "Ambassador Rice made it clear that the United States continues to be concerned by the danger that cross-border terrorism poses to the region. The United States fully expects that Pakistan will take effective action to combat and delegitimise UN-designated terrorist individuals and entities".

9.46 am: "An attack like [this] that escalates tensions," US State Department spokesman John Kirby said, adding: "Our message to both sides is the same, to encourage them to increase communication to deal with this threat and avoid steps that escalates the tension."

8.08 am: Baloch leaders have welcomed surgical strikes, and were quoted to say that the strikes have given them 'hope'

7.15 am: We've seen those reports. We're following the situation closely: US State Dept Spox John Kirby on Surgical Strikes conducted by Indian Army

6.00 am: Reports of killing of 8 #Indian #Army personnel in section of #Pakistani media is completely false and baseless: Indian Army sources.

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Sept 29: Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). These strikes have caused significant casualties.

Get all the latest news updates on surgical strikes here:

10: 30 pm: 37 Rashtriya Rifles soldier captured by Pakistan, not related surgical strike.

7:45 pm: Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale summoned by Pakistan Foreign Office.

7:11 pm: We hope that Pakistan will learn something from these surgical strikes, hope they will stop their nonsense: Dr Nirmal Singh, J&K Depy CM.

6:47 pm: Punjab: Villages in Gurdaspur being evacuated after Surgical Strike conducted by Indian Army.

6:40 pm: High alert has been sounded in Gujarat in the wake of the surgical strikes . The state shares land and sea boundary with Pakistan.

6:33 pm: Nawaz Sharif has summoned a meeting of the federal cabinet to discuss the growing tensions between India and Pakistan: Geo TV.

6:30 pm: Surgical strikes: Army used laser designation for precision targeting which help light up an area to launch strike. Intelligence gathered over a week with local help. 4 choppers were on stand by in case of evacuation: Reports.

6:22 pm: The BSF has put all its units along the International Border on "high alert" in the wake of the surgical strikes by India on terror launch pads across the LoC last night.

6:10 pm: Surgical strikes: Frustrated Pakistan violate ceasefire in Rajouri, Baramulla, sources say.

6:00 pm: Former Union minister M M Pallam Raju sais government should be prepared for possible retaliation from Pakistan.

5.52 pm: Over 100 commandos of Special Forces eliminated 35-40 terrorists in 7 camps of PoK, casualties could be over 60 - Sources

5.40 pm: Surgical strikes an operational necessity: Defence experts

5.38 pm: India has right to respond to attack on sovereignty: Bangladesh

5.35 pm: We sincerely congratulate the Central Government and our brave armed forces for the decisive action taken against terrorism: Nitish Kumar

5.32 pm: This was not just a #SurgicalStrike but a warning to Pakistan that we will not tolerate any more terror attacks: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh

5.23 pm: Indian Army carried out a preemptive strike, It was not a military operation but an anti-terror operation: Rajyavardhan Rathore,MoS I&B

5.15 pm: Cross LoC trade takes place at Uri. 26 trucks from India cross over, while 10 from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir come in - PTI

5.10 pm: Leaves of security forces deployed along the Line of Control cancelled

5.06 pm: Envoys of different nations(including P5 nations) have been briefed by MEA about India's position. #SurgicalStrike

4.56 pm: Any step by the Govt and the forces against terrorism will be supported by us: Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress #SurgicalStrike

4.56 pm: Pakistan National Security adviser Nasir Janjua submitted a report on LoC situation to PM Nawaz Sharif: #Pakistan media #SurgicalStrike

4.55 pm: Imran Khan to Nawaz Sharif: I will show how to respond to Modi at tomorrow's rally.

4.50 pm: All party meet hosted by Ministry of Home Affairs ends.

4.50 pm: Pakistan top brass in a huddle. Interior Minister briefs Nawaz Sharif.

4.45 pm: Asked Indian Govt to take responsibility of security of Pak HC members and families under Vienna convention : Pak High Commission sources

4.43 pm: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit recieved threatning calls ,we shared details with MEA: Pak High Commission sources

4.38 pm: Whatever Indian Army did was very sensible, measured & proportionate form of retaliation: Shashi Tharoor

4.35 pm: Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal convenes emergency meeting in view of escalating situation on India-Pakistan border: CMO #SurgicalStrike

4.32 pm: I am very proud of the Indian Army, the real message has been sent to Pakistan. Well done: Shashi Tharoor #SurgicalStrike

4.31 pm: 9 Pakistani army casualties during the surgical strikes - Sources

4.30 pm: 35 to 40 terrorists killed in surgical strikes - Sources.

4.25 pm: After surgical strike inside PoK, Jammu and Kashmir police has been told to go by 'War Book' and act accordingly.

4.24 pm: Before the all party meeting External Affiars Minister Sushma Swaraj met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and apprised her of the situation after the surgical strikes.

4.14 pm: All Indian missions have been advised to brief host countries that Indian Army only targeted Terror Camps on Intel Inputs. There is no intent to wage war with Pakistan - Top Sources

4.05 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh chairs all party meeting. DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, NSA Ajit Doval present in the meeting.

3.53 pm: Congress expects that Pakistan will take effective action to dismantle infra of terrorism that it has supported: Congress Pres Sonia Gandhi

3.52 pm: Party hopes Pak will recognise that it bears a great responsibility in continuing cross-border terrorist attacks against India: Sonia Gandhi

3.50 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi says "we stand with the Govt in its actions to protect country's security" #SurgicalStrike

3.44 pm: All schools within 10 kms of India-Pak border to be closed till further orders: District Education Officer,Ferozepur(Punjab) #SurgicalStrike

3.38 pm: We support the Govt and its endeavour to protect our national security: Former Defence Minister AK Antony

3.37 pm: There is a strong message in this, we fully support the action by Indian Army: Former Defence Minister AK Antony

3.35 pm: I salute bravery of Indian forces, this is a befitting reply to Pak. We support the Govt: Former Defence Minister AK Antony #SurgicalStrikes

3.15 pm: Really happy that Indian Army took initiative and conducted these strikes: Aarti (Daughter of Uri Martyr SK Vidyarthi) on surgical strikes

3.12 pm: This (surgical strike) is very good, but had it been done before we would have been happier: Wife of #Uri martyr SK Vidyarthi (from Gaya)

2.58 pm: Pakistan Defence Minister Asif Khawaja briefs Pak PM Nawaz Sharif on surgical strikes conducted by Indian Army.

2.51 pm: Meeting of senior Congress leaders with Sonia Gandhi underway in Delhi, ahead of the all party meeting called by the Govt

2.50 pm: "Doodh maango kheer denge, Kashmir maango cheer denge" slogan raised during celebration for Indian Army's surgical strikes on Pak territory

2.49 pm: Celebration at BJP office in Mumbai after Indian Army conduct surgical strikes on Pak territory

2.41 pm: This decisive action amply demonstrates PM Modi's iron will & commitment to safeguard India: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on surgical strikes

2.38 pm: This was a pre-emptive and a punitive operation. Launchpad usually has 8-10 terrorists, its our work to eliminate them: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia

2.36 pm: We support such strikes and want Indian Army to conduct surgical strikes in Balochistan as well: Mazdak Dilshad Baloch

2.35 pm: BSF cancels beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border for today

2.33 pm: Any step taken by India against terrorism, is right: Mazdak Dilshad Baloch, Baloch leader on surgical strikes by Indian army

2.28 pm: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh says "Let all the facts come" on surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pakistan territory.

2.26 pm: This is a loud & clear message to Pakistan, that they will pay cost of carrying out terrorism in our nation: Ex DGMO Vinod Bhatia

2.21 pm: At least now Pakistan will stop terrorism against India: Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister on surgical strikes by Indian Army on Pak territory

2.19 pm: Country is safe in hands of PM Modi & Army, thats why people in diff parts of world are appreciating steps taken to counter terror: Venkaiah Naidu

2.16 pm: Army operation was a part of their responsibility in defending unity, safety and security of the country: Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes

2.15 pm: PM Modi said that befitting measures will be taken to ensure the safety and security of the country: Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister

2.14 pm: After the Uri terror attack, people of India were outraged. PM has reassured nation that such acts will not be tolerated: Venkaiah Naidu

2.12 pm: Our positive gestures were only reciprocated with further encouragement to terrorists (by Pakistan): Venkaiah Naidu,Union Minister

2.10 pm: India has been repeatedly urging Pakistan that its territory should not be allowed for terror activities: Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes

2.08 pm: These ops are a part of the mandate of the Indian Army to foil any attempts of infiltration into our soil:Venkaiah Naidu on surgical strikes

2.06 pm: Our govt should make J&K, a bridge of peace and friendship but unfortunately we took the other way: Mustafa Kamal (NC)

2.05 pm: Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are declaring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army's surgical strike in LoC

2.03 pm: Jammu: If you are crossing the border, it means you are decalring a war: Mustafa Kamal (NC) on Indian Army's surgical strike in LoC

2.00 pm: Villages in Punjab which are 10KM from International Border with Pakistan are being evacuated, additional BSF troops move in

1.44 pm: Sources clarify 7 terror launch pads destroyed

1.44 pm: We welcome this move; hopefully Pak will learn a lesson & stop its misdeeds forever:Hansraj Ahir (MoS, Home)on surgical strikes by Indian Army

1.32 pm: Pak was behaving like a terrorist state;befitting reply was needed.These strikes boosted morale of our army: Dr Nirmal Singh, J&K Depy CM

1.26 pm: Pakistan's ISPR says "Pak has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded"

1.25 pm: Pakistan Airforce says "this (by Indian Army) was not a surgical strike, we are alert for any eventuality": Pakistan Media

1.23 pm: Pak's ISPR: Notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is illusion deliberately generated by India to create false effects

1.21 pm: Our 2 soldiers died and 9 got injured :Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif on surgical strikes by Indian Army in Pak territory.

1.18 pm: The special forces operation was carried out between 500 metres and 2 Km into the Line of Control. The operation took place between 12.30 and 4.30 AM

1.16 pm: Surgical strikes on Pakistani terror camps belonged to multiple terror groups, No Indian casualties: Sources

1.16 pm: If our army has taken a decision, the whole nation will support them: UP Congress President Raj Babbar

1.14 pm: Indian army Special Forces op on terror launch pads lasted from 1230am-4:30AM, location was 500meters-2Km across LOC: Sources

1.13 pm: 5 terror launch pads destroyed by Army across LOC, Indian Army special Forces were para-dropped: Army Sources

1.11 pm: Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations says "no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross border fire initiated by India"

1.08 pm: Government calls an all party meeting at 4pm today after Indian Army conducts surgical strikes in Pak territory.

1.01 pm: This is a lesson for all terrorists; we have the right of self-defence: BJP's Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on the surgical strikes by Indian Army

12.58 pm: Don't take desire for peace as weakness: Nawaz Sharif on strikes in Pak across Line of Control

12.50 pm: Sensex crashes 402.23 points, currently at 27890.58. Nifty at 8607.30

12.45 pm: Pak PM Sharif: Strongly condemned the unprovoked & naked aggression of Indian forces resulting in martyrdom of two Pak soldiers along LoC

12.44 pm: Pakistan's Inter Services Public Relations says Indian offensive carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC

12.37 pm: President, Vice President, Former PM Manmohan Singh, J&K Governor, CM J&K briefed on the surgical strikes by the Indian Army.

12.34 pm: We are ready for the safety and defence of our country, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif - Pak Media (on surgical strikes by Indian Army)

12.33 pm: We condemn this attack, our desire for peace should not be interpreted as our weakness, says Pak PM Nawaz Sharif - Pak Media

12.28 pm: No Indian casualties during surgical strikes that were carried out in Pak territory last night by the Indian Army

12.24 pm: The operation was to hit out at terrorists trying to harm India. These operations have been suspended now as the operation was aimed at neutralising the terrorists. We do not want to prolong this. But Indian army is always ready.

12.23 pm: Expect Pakistan to help eliminate the terrorist menace.

12.22 pm: DGMO reminds Pakistan of 2004 pledge to not allow its territory to be used for anti-India terrorist activities.

12.21 pm: We can't allow terrorists to operate across the LoC, there has been a surge in infiltration: DGMO.

12.20 pm: The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory: DGMO

12.16 pm: I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night: DGMO

12.15 pm: DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh: We got concrete information yesterday that terrorists were poised to infiltrate.

12.15 pm: Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) significant casualties have been caused: DGMO

12.14 pm: Despite our persistent urging to Pak to not allow territory under its control to not be used for terrorist activities nothing was done: DGMO

12.12 pm: This is reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th September resp: DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh

12.11 pm: It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been many infiltration bids by terrorists at LoC: DGMO

12.02 pm: Director General Military Operations (DGMO) & JS (XP) Vikas Swarup to address media shortly

11.50 am: Narendra Modi chaired Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on situation on the LoC.

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