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India conducts multiple surgical strikes in Pakistan, hits terror launch pads

India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, causing significant casualties, Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Army announced In a joint press conference on Thursday.

BT Online | September 29, 2016 | Updated 13:48 IST
India conducts multiple surgical strikes in Pakistan, hits terror launch pads

Indian army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan, causing significant casualties, Ministry of External Affairs and the Indian Army announced in a joint press conference on Thursday.

"The Army has conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads on the LoC and significant casualties have been caused. The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory," Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) Lt General Ranbir Singh said today in a joint press conference with officials from the Ministry of External Affairs.

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"I spoke to the Pakistan DGMO and shared our concerns. I told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night," Lt Gen Singh said.

The Pakistani Army has also admitted that two of its soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with Indian forces across the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir today.

Pakistan, however denied any claim of a "surgical strike" across LoC, saying that the incident was "cross-border fire".

"The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists' bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by India to create false effects," the military said in a statement.

In a statement, Pakistan's military press wing said the exchange of fire took place in the Bhimber, Hot Spring, Kel and Lipa sectors, and lasted about six hours early on Thursday.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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