New Delhi, Sept 30: In the surgical strikes that were carried out across the Line of Control on Wednesday, there were seven terror launch pads that were destroyed. These pads were set up by the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hizbul Mujahideen and the Jaish-e-Mohammad. There were 38 terrorists of these groups who killed in the operation.
Highly placed sources inform OneIndia that the operation had been planned over a week. The operation began at 12.30 am. It should have started earlier, but some people in the local press got information about a possible strike and hence the operation was delayed, the official also notes.
The delay in commencing the operation, however, did not cause any problem. They were prepared for it and thanks to extensive planning, the army was confident that it would be executed to perfection.
Officials also say that the troops were dropped off in choppers on the Indian side of the Line of Control. All through the operation, the air assets of India were on standby.
The army's special forces which were used in the operation carried out the strike between 500 metres and 3 kilometres from the Line of Control in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.