Bengaluru, Oct 8: The September 29 surgical strike does not have a name. Usually major operations such as these are given a name. For instance, the Osama Bin Laden mission was called Operation Neptune Spear. There is a good reason why this operation carried out by India across the Line of Control was not given a name.
First and foremost, an official explains that it was not necessary. While the targets of these terrorists were on the radar for nearly a month, the operation was planned in quick time. Hence we did not think it was necessary to ponder over a name. Moreover the operation was known only to a select few.
Speaking to several officials, one gets the impression that there was no real reason behind not naming this operation. All say that they felt that it was not necessary. To name an operation there is a process that has to be followed. The ones planning the operation suggest a name following which the commander of the operation approves it.
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This time around, there was hardly any time. Pakistan had to be hit quickly. The time and resources were spent on planning the operation. Moreover the forces did not want the operation to make to any file before it was sucessfully completed.
However, sources now say that the operation is likely to have a name soon. Although not immediately, the operation will be given a name and those part of the mission facilitated, the officer also added.