India, Pak spar: Surgical strike or cross-border firing?

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While Indian Army DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh said the operation that India conducted on Wednesday night was a surgical strike, Pakistan has refuted that it was a surgical strike and has accused India of unprovoked firing across the border.

[Pakistan military confirms Indian strike, says 2 of its soldiers killed]

A surgical strike is a military attack that is backed by precise information of the intended military target and hits only that target, without causing unintended casualties, such as civilians and bystanders, or damage to the wider surroundings of the target.

India, Pak spar: Surgical strike or cross-border firing?

Indian Army sources are saying that Special Forces troops were paradropped to strike the terror launch pads across the LoC. The operation began at 12.30 am and lasted for four hours, with the Special Forces hitting launch pads of multiple terror groups in an area between 500 metres to two kilometres from the LoC. The Army has said it inflicted "significant casualties" on the terrorists but suffered no casualties itself.

[India hits Pak, conducts surgical strikes on terror launch pads along LoC on Wednesday]

The Pakistan Army's propaganda arm ISPR has said India indulged in cross-border firing on its troops, beginning 2.30 am and until 8 am in the morning. Pakistan Defence minister Khwaja Asif has said two of his soldiers were killed and nine injured in the firing.

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