The Indian army today released a fresh video of the 2016 surgical strikes on terrorist launchpads,just two days ahead of the second anniversary of the operation.
The Army announced on September 29, 2016 that it had carried out the cross-border strikes, days after several Indian soldiers were martyred in a pre-dawn terrorist attack on the Army Headquarters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.
A team of commandos from the Army’s Para Special Forces crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and destroyed at least four launchpads used by terrorists; a top Army General recently said they carried leopard urine with them to keep dogs from attacking or barking.
The video, which shows terrorists’ bunkers and military installations being blown up. The video clips appeared to have captured images from cameras mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) from cameras used by the Army to monitor the operation.
This is the second video of the Army’s massive operation in four months. The first video was released by the government in June this year.
General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Army Staff, has said last week that India needs to launch another surgical strike strike against terrorists, and thinks the situation at the border with Pakistan won’t improve unless the Pakistan government can control its military and its intelligence service.