New Delhi, Oct 1: The planning and the execution of the surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian armed forces could not have been better. There was always this concern that the enemy would get wind of the operation and to hoodwink them was a major task.
While the entry point for the Commandos of the 4 Para Special Forces had been decided, army choppers flew extensively in other parts of the border. This was done with a view of confusing the enemy and making them believe that an operation was underway in the areas where the chopper movement was seen.
However, the forces after successfully hoodwinking the Pakistanis entered the Line of Control through the Tutmari Gali area in the Nowgam sector of Kupwara.
There were 80 soldiers designated for this operation. After being dropped off near the LoC, the soldiers moved by foot before targeting the terrorist launch pads. The soldiers crawled and walked nearly 3 kilometres across the Line of Control before targeting the terrorists.
The soldiers had managed to reach their target by 2 am. The operation was completed and soldiers returned to their base by 4.30 am. The operation was called off at 8 am on Thursday.
Later in the day the Director General of Military Operations announced in New Delhi that a surgical strike had been carried out. He also said that the operation had ended.