India conducts surgical strikes along the LoC in J&K

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Indian army conducted surgical strikes along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night. The union ministry of defence confirmed the operation,

“India conducted surgical strikes last night across the LoC to safeguard our nation, the Defence Ministry said on Thursday. Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan,” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh was quoted saying The Indian Express.

“There were launch pads across the LoC where terrorists were present waiting to infiltrate the nation and attack areas in Kashmir and metros across the country,” DGMO added.

According to reports there were no casualties on Indian side. The army seized various items with Pakistani markings. Infiltrators captured during the operation have reportedly confessed to their training in Pakistan controlled region.

Singh divulged the information in a joint press conference organized by ministry of external affairs and ministry of defence.

Meanwhile a statement issued by Pakistan said that “two army men died in a fire exchange between Indian and Paksitani troops along LoC.

“Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on the LoC in Bhimber, Hotspring Kel and Lipa sectors,” the statement said.

Earlier today, PM Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of cabinet committee in the wake of fire exchange along LoC.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar were reportedly present in the meeting.

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