All you need to know about Operation Ginger

Know all about the deadliest strike by the Indian Army- Operation Ginger

In wake of the surgical strike carried out by the Indian Army to avenge the Uri attack, several opposition leaders have raised questions that the army has carried out similar attacks in the past.

According to a report by The Hindu, the army carried out its deadliest strike in 2011 to avenge the beheading of Havildar Jaipal Singh Adhikari and Lance Naik Devender Singh of 20 Kumaon division near the remote army post of Gugaldhar ridge in Kupwara.

Major General (retd) SK Chakravorty lead the 28 Division of the army that carried out a strike near Police Chowki, a Pakistani army post near Jor, Hifazat and Lashdat lodging point after carrying out a detailed reconnaissance.

The army launched Operation Ginger on August 30, a day before Eid when the enemy troops had least expected a retaliation.

The Indian Army soldiers reached their launched-pad at 3am on August 29 and waited there till 10pm, following which they crossed over the Line of Control (LoC) to reach close to Police Chowki, the English daily reported.

By 4am on August 30, the jawans were deep within the enemy territory waiting to strike.

Over the next hour, the ambush team placed landmines around the area. The Indian troops detonated mines at 7am on August 30, when they saw Pakistani soldiers led by a Junior Commissioned Officer reaching walking towards the ambush site.

The operation lasted for nearly 45 minutes. At least 13 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the attack and Army jawans chopped off the heads of three dead soldiers and brought them to India.