Social media was abuzz moments after the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control on Wednesday night. The strikes were carried out 10 days after gunmen attacked an army camp in Kashmir's Uri sector, killing 18 Indian soldiers.
From politicians to patriots, people from all walks of life hailed the bravery of the Indian army on various social media platforms.
Some of the trending hashtags on Twitter since Thursday were #SaluteToTheArmy, #indiastrikesback, Pakistan, #surgicalstrike and indian army, to name a few.
Here we bring some of the tweets:
This is how Home Minister Rajnath Singh congratulated the army men:
Congratulations to the Indian Army on successful counter terrorism operations against terror groups and their launching pads. 1/3— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 29, 2016
Even the opposition Congress welcomed the strikes. This is what Vice President of Congress Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter:
The Congress Party and I salute the Indian Army and our jawans for acting valiantly to defend our country & our people. Jai Hind. (2/2)— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 29, 2016
It is not just the politicians who supported the strikes. This is what popular author Chetan Bhagat had to say:
Looks like someone justified his chest size today.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) September 29, 2016
This is India. You don't mess with us. Ever. #surgicalstrike.
This is how common Indians are reacting: