New Delhi, Sept 29: India has carried out a surgical strike on terror launch pads along the Line of Control on Wednesday night and caused severe casualties, the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. General Ranbir Singh informed on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference jointly with the Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson, the DGMO said that after the surgical strikes were conducted, Pakistan was informed about the same.
The Indian army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the Line of Control (LoC). We have caused significant casualties, the DGMO said. "On Wednesday we got concrete information that terrorists had tried to infiltrate through the LoC. The operation was to hit out terrorists who were trying to cause harm to India. These operations have been suspended for now," the DGMO said.
The Indian army carried out a surgical strike on those launch pads. The operation was to hit out at terrorists trying to harm India. These operations have been suspended now.
I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night: DGMO pic.twitter.com/s0ntc1Q5DX— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
The operation was carrried out to neutralise the terrorists and their launch pads. "We do not intend to prolong this, but let everyone be aware that the Indian army is always ready to hit terrorists who try and harm the country," the DGMO also said.
While there have been no casualties on the Indian side during this strike, the DGMO also said that he spoke with Pakistan about the strike. He informed Pakistan and told them that India will not allow terrorists enter the country through the Line of Control.
Further he also said that it is India's intention to maintain peace in the region, but it would certainly not allow terrorists to operate along the LoC, the DGMO also said.
"We expect that Pakistan will cooperate with us with a view of eradicating this menace of terrorism," the DGMO also said at the presser.
He further said that infiltration bids by terrorists at the Line of Control is a serious matter of concern. "The terrorist attacks at Poonch and Uri a serious matter of concern. Despite us urging Pakistan not to allow its territory to be allowed for terror activities, nothing is being done," he further added.