Following the recent Uri attacks, India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on Wednesday night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages.
The announcement of the sudden action by the army to target terrorists was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh at a hurriedly called news conference during which External affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present.
According to media reports, the army had reports that terrorists were planning to cross the border and disrupt peace and harmony in the country.
Here's how political leaders reacted to news of the surgical strikes:
भारत माता की जय। पूरा देश भारतीय सेना के साथ है— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 29, 2016
We congratulate the Indian army for undertaking surgical strikes on terror launch pads.We stand completely behind our Armed Forces— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) September 29, 2016
INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in POK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces.— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 29, 2016
I congratulate Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi and Indian Army for surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 29, 2016
We welcome this move; hopefully Pak will learn a lesson&stop its misdeeds forever:Hansraj Ahir (MoS, Home)on surgical strikes by Indian Army pic.twitter.com/pCHrRCTAWn— ANI (@ANI_news) September 29, 2016
Congratulate the #IndianArmy for successfully carrying out surgical strikes in PoK. Namo Govt is fully committed in its war against terror.— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) September 29, 2016
Proud of our armed forces for their heroic surgical strikes on terror launch pads.— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) September 29, 2016
Surgical strikes were conducted when Pakistan didnt mend ways after repeated diplomatic efforts 2 check terrorism originating frm their soil— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) September 29, 2016
Congrats to our security forces on exercising right to self defense & conducting surgical strikes on launch pads of terrorists.— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) September 29, 2016
Congratulations to the Indian Army for #SurgicalStrikes to safeguard our nation. We are committed to fighting against terror in the region.— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 29, 2016
I compliment the Indian Army for their surgical operations against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control. #ModipunishesPak— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) September 29, 2016