New Delhi: The Indian Army in the middle of the night of September 28 and 29, 2016, carried out surgical attacks against terrorist launch platforms through the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, inflicting many casualties. Now, 636 days after the audacious incursion of the Army commandos, Zee News has accessed the video of the surgical attacks, which clearly shows the brave ones that demolish the platforms of launch of terror.
The video was captured through cameras mounted on the helmets of commandos and drones that flutter in the sky.
Seven terror launching platforms were destroyed in an operation of almost five hours, made days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi warned that the Uri attack, which killed 17 members of the army, would not go unpunished.
This is how the operation was carried out:
# On September 29, DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh announced that India had conducted surgical attacks against terror wards throughout the LoC using ground forces, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists.
# The strikes took place on the middle night of September 28 and 29 on the basis of credible information about some terrorist units that positioned themselves to infiltrate India.
# The operation was carried out between 500 meters and three kilometers through the LoC.
# Commandos of special forces of the army were dropped in the Pakistani territory by helicopters ALH Dhruv.
# A book on surgical attacks later revealed that the Army had decided to use soldiers from units that had suffered losses during the Uri attack.
# A Ghatak platoon was formed to provide crucial information on the ground and border messages to men.
# An army commander, who led the mission, said afterwards that the most difficult part was the return of the soldiers after the surgical attacks, as the bullets fired by the Pakistani soldiers “whistled past the ears of our men” .
# The operation was monitored from New Delhi by then defense minister Manohar Parrikar, national security adviser Ajit Doval and then army chief General Dalbir Singh.
# After the announcement of the strike, PM Modi presided over a meeting of the Security Cabinet Committee, after which he convened a meeting of all the parties and informed then-President Pranab Mukherjee.
# Pakistan, however, denied any surgical attack from India. Instead, he had said that the unprovoked shots fired by India had killed two of his soldiers.