Surgical Strike - How the drama unfolded

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It was a major victory for India after the army carried out a successful surgical strike in which 38 terrorists and two Pakistan army soldiers were killed. It was a well planned operation and the terrorists in the camps on the Pakistan side of the Line of Control were kept under surveillance.

Here is how it unfolded:

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- Army picks up intelligence about 7 terrorist camps on Pakistan side of LoC.

- Army along with intelligence puts terrorist camps housing 38 terrorists under surveillance.

- Bhimberg, Hotspring, Kel and Lipa sectors come under army's radar

- Special operations planned

- Top government officials informed

- Army decides to launch operations

- Commandos airdropped at the Line of Control on Wednesday night

- Operation begins at 12.30 AM IST on Wednesday

- Commandos enter across the Line of Control

- Ground forces assisted by paracommandos in choppers

- PM Modi, NSA Ajit Doval monitored operations

- Camps identified and targeted in range of 500 metres to 2 kilometres across LoC

- Army destroys 7 terrorist launch pads, kills 38 terrorists. 2 Pak soldiers killed

- Army returns at 4.30 AM IST

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