The nation today marks the sixth anniversary of the surgical strike

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oi-Madhuri Adnal

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Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 11:07 AM [IST]

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New Delhi, September 28: The Indian army carried out surgical strikes against Pakistan exactly six years ago on the night of September 28-29. On this day in 2016, the Indian army launched surgical strikes against terrorist camps located in Pakistani-occupied Kashmir.

Eleven days after the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 18 soldiers, the Indian army carried out surgical strikes, inflicting heavy casualties on the terrorists.

The nation today marks the sixth anniversary of the surgical strike

Army preparation for the strikes began on September 24. Special Forces squads embarked on the mission, armed with night vision devices, Tavor 21 and AK-47 assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, shoulder-fired missiles, Hecklers and handguns Koch, explosive grenades and plastic explosives. The teams were made up of 30 people each and had specific objectives.

Civilians living near the border in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab were evacuated, which began at 10 p.m. on September 27, before Indian soldiers crossed.

The Indian Army, including commandos from various units of the Para (Special Forces) units deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, carried out raids across the border on several targets.

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All of these targets were launching pads for terrorists who were infiltrating Jammu and Kashmir to carry out attacks against military and civilian targets. With this action, India has given the appropriate message that it can hit a terrorist launch pad by crossing the border if the need arises.

In 2018, two years after the attack, the government decided to celebrate September 28 as “Surgical Strike Day”.

Recalling the night of the surgical attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an interview that the attack was planned because there was a rage rising in him after Uri’s attack.

In the latest Mann Ki Baat broadcast on All India Radio, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that every youth in the country will try something new on September 28 to mark the occasion of Shaheed Bhagat Singh’s birthday. He also said the anniversary of the 2016 surgical strike was another reason to celebrate on September 28.

Christine E. Phillips