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    2016 URI Surgical Strike

    All of us know about the historic URI Surgical Strike where four terrorists attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters. Let us look into the Indian retaliation and information about the attack.

    URI Surgical Strike was the deadliest attack upon Kashmir in decades:

    It was host by four terrorists who waged a war against India through grenades near Uri, a town in the Indian former state. The planning and execution were done by the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.  

    On 18th September, the Indian Army brigade headquarters was attacked in Uri, near the LoC (Line of Control). 17 army men were reported to be dead and several were injured. The attackers snuck into the quarters breaching heavy security and seemed to know where to strike.

    The 19th SAARC summit was held in Islamabad, Pakistan. Due to the attack, India was unable to participate. Pakistan’s Foreign Officer termed the withdrawal as “unfortunate”.

    Eleven days after the attack, the Indian Army conducted “URI surgical strikes” on alleged launch pads. Indian DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh announced that Pakistan had been informed about the strikes and that India has no intention of continuing the operations but is ready for any reaction from the Pak side.

    Nearly 10 days after the Uri surgical strike that claimed 18 Jawans, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and ‘those protecting them” and indicating a change of stand on the rules of engagement on the disputed line of control.

    Indian Army carried out uri surgical strikes against terror launchpads on and along the Line of Control (LoC). The exact ground planning for the operation was carried out by the Army’s Northern Command in Udhampur after a decision to carry out the strikes was taken by India’s top military brass in New Delhi in close coordination with the country’s political leadership.

    India’s reply to the attack was tremendous. The country is proud of Indian soldiers for their act of bravery.  

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