29 September 2016

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In Depth Operation Uri How Indian Army Killed 38 in Pok

In Depth Operation Uri How Indian Army Killed 38 in Pok
10 days back in URI attack terrorist killed 18 Indian Jawans.
After 10 days India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists and 'those protecting them"

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.

Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the Line of Control with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various other metros in our country, the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launch pads,” Gen Singh told a news conference, the strikes were carried out across the LoC

 Army recorded the action but it is not clear  PM Modi watched the live action through webcam like President Obama who watched the live attack on in Pakistan which killed Osama 

Explained What is Surgical Mission Attack –

Surgical strikes are military operations undertaken by forces across the world to move on the offensive, hit enemy targets and installations, and return to primary positions, all with lightning speed and with the added precaution of suffering limited casualty.

Surgical strikes require not just detailed and exhaustive planning but need to be carried out with absolute precision to achieve the objective of taking down targets with either no or minimal collateral damage.

Time Table of Operation Uri Attack –

Operation begins around 12.30 am on Wednesday.
According to reports, paratroopers from Special Forces were involved.
On Wednesday, Defense Minister Parrikar, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and NSA Ajit Doval all gathered in the military war room along with DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, as the operations began in two different parts, after the Prime Minister gave a formal go ahead to the secret operation.
The operations were in locations spread over 200 kilometers, and was carried out by Para Special Forces and 'Ghatak' platoons of the local units.
Local commanders were given a freehand to select the targets, terrorist launching pads that had been mapped in advance
The teams had already been moved to forward positions by helicopters, but no Indian army chopper crossed the LOC
The helicopters remained on standby throughout the operations. 

The commandos were airdropped at the LoC, from where they crossed over to the Pakistani side.
 The troops carried Carl Gustav rifles, grenades, shoulder fired weapons and flame throwers, among other equipment.
Just past midnight on Wednesday, the Indian Army rolled out its operation. It started with artillery fire being opened up at a few locations including along LOC in Uri.
As the Pakistani troops focused themselves on retaliating to the firing, Indian commandos crawled across the LOC to the predetermined spots across the LOC.
The targets were terrorist launching pads in Hot Springs, Kel and Lipa that came under 15 Corps, while Bhimber Gali came under the Army’s 16th corps.

According to media reports Indian commandos entered three kilometres across the Line of Control to conduct the 'surgical strikes'
Guides and handlers who knew the locations of the camps that were on target were involved as support, say military sources, while soldiers of the Dogra and Bihar regiments were involved as support for the operation. Of the 8 targets identified, say the sources, six were active terror camps, while two didn’t show much activity.
While most of the operations were conducted within about two kilometer of the Line of Control, one team of commandos had to walk about 3 kilometers across the Hot water springs area.
At each location, the teams went in quickly, planted explosives, detonated them and moved out.
As per media reports three of the targets have been destroyed fully.
At certain locations, where the soldiers faced fire, the teams fired back, but received no injuries,

The strikes were carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC,

The location was 500 meters-2 Km across LoC

Seven terror launch pads were destroyed during the surgical strike

38 terrorists and 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian Army surgical strikes, no Indian casualties. Those killed included terrorists, their guides and handlers

Helicopters were used. Mission ended at 4.30 am

The operation began around midnight on Wednesday and ended around 4:30am on Thursday

Paratroopers from the Udhampur-based Northern Command carried out the strike

The entire operation was being covered by UAVs that provided live footage to the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, as well as the army divisions in Baramullah, Kupwara and Uri, images that were beamed back to an extremely relieved leadership back in Delhi.
According to initial assessment of UAV footages, Army estimates at least 40 deaths.
As per media reports soon Indian Army will release photographs and videos of the operation 

In the first reaction from the Pakistani side, the military’s media arm said in a strongly worded statement: “There has been no surgical strike by India, instead there had been cross-border fire initiated and conducted by India which is existential phenomenon.
The statement added, “Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, same will be strongly responded.” It said the “notion of (a) surgical strike linked to alleged terrorist’s bases” was an illusion aimed at creating “false effects”.

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