Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control.
Soon after the announcement of the surgical strike on the terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, the Home Minister informed Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee, Naveen Patnaik, Parkash Singh Badal and Naveen Patnaik about the
Singh also spoke to former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury and informed them about the military action on terror launch pads, official sources said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan said that at least two of their soldiers were killed in the firing along the border, but dismissed India’s claim that the fatalities were a result of surgical strikes conducted in Pakistan.
The Indian Army had on Thursday confirmed that it carried out surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads across the LoC on Wednesday midnight in the wake of rising cases of infiltration along the border.
In a joint press briefing with the spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Ranbir Singh said significant casualties have been caused in the military strike.
The DGMO stated that despite India persistently urging Pakistan not to allow its territory for terror activities, no steps were taken. “This is reflected in the terror attacks in Poonch and Uri on 11th and 18th September respectively,” the DGMO said.
(With PTI inputs)