On 29 September, Indian twitterati woke up to see that #ModiPunishesPak had taken over their timelines.
PM Narendra Modi's mentions flooded over with congratulatory messages in the wake of reports of a surgical attack by India, believed to be a retaliatory attack in response to Uri strike.
"I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished", PM Modi had said in the wake of the Uri attacks on 18 September.
We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 18, 2016
The Indian Army on Wednesday night conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads at the Line of Control (LoC), the Director General Military Operations (DGMO), Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, said in a press briefing.
This is how Twitter reacted to news of the strike:
Pakistan finally gets the message how it is to face a tough PM. Days after Uri, terrorists in Pakistan killed by Army. #ModiPunishesPak— Maheish Girri (@MaheishGirri) 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
Amit Shah himself congratulated Narendra Modi on this spectacular feat, heralding a 'new India'.
Today's strikes signal the rise of a new India where the GoI doesn't get cowed down by nefarious designs of terrororists. #ModiPunishesPak— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 29, 2016
Among the slew of congratulatory messages, some Twitter users pointed out that the strike came on the occasion of Shaheed Bhagat Singh's 109th birthday.
The 'Real diwali' has come to India, some users opined.
Surgical strikes against Pakistan on the day of Bhagat Singh's birthday. Inquilab Zindabad #ModiPunishesPak— Sanjay Dixit 🇮🇳 (@Sanjay_Dixit) September 29, 2016
There were also a handful of Twitter users who said that the strike had put Pakistan - which was behaving like a 'spoilt child' - in its place.
Then of course, there were the tweets invoking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 56" chest.
And burnol moment for ones who questioned 56"inch day & night #ModiPunishesPak— chandan sharma (@RudraBJP) September 29, 2016
#ModiPunishesPak India conducts surgical strikes 3 kms inside PoK. 56 inch proved! 😎— रुपा मेहता (@Clever_ladkii) September 29, 2016
Then of course, there were the cynics.
PM walks the talk! Pak is punished, loss of face for laboratory of terrorists. More to come if they continue like this. #ModiPunishesPak— Being Madhup Sharma (@BeingMadhup) September 29, 2016
This is just to pacify ego of Indian Public, the world is not ready for a indio-pak war! Well coordinated drama ! #ModiPunishesPak— Amlan Pati (@AmlanPati) September 29, 2016
One Twitter user had an important yet poignant point to make.
The answer to suffering is suffering! now the families of Pakis will moan the way our families did! #ModiPunishesPak but where is humanity?— Tamanna (@Banjaarann) September 29, 2016
And then, there were others who had a humorous reaction to India's retaliation.