The Indian Army used artillery guns to target terrorist camps in Pakistan-occupied targeting four terror launch pads and several Pakistani military positions in Neelam Valley in PoK which resulted in killing 6-10 of their soldiers.
“The retaliation has caused substantial harm to the terrorist infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC). So far, as per the information available with us, 6-10 Pakistani soldiers have been killed and nearly as many terrorists,” the Army Chief Rawat told the reporters in an event.
“Three terror camps have been destroyed and on the fourth one also, we have caused severe damage,” he said. If Pakistan continued with such activities, the Indian Army would not hesitate to retaliate, Rawat proclaimed.
The terror launch pads in Neelam valley were destroyed in the artillery strikes opposite the Tangdhar sector of Kupwara. This step was done in retaliation to the support provided by Pakistan Army to enter terrorists into the Indian territory.
“Ever since Article 370 was abrogated from J&K, we have been getting repeated inputs of infiltration by terrorists from across the border to disturb peace and harmony in the state. Gradually, things are returning to normalcy in the Valley, but obviously there is somebody who is working behind the scenes at the behest of terrorists and agencies that are some within and some outside country in Pakistan and the PoK, who’re trying to disrupt the peaceful atmosphere”, Army Cheif Bipin Rawat added.
The last hit on terror launch pads was in February after the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror strike in Pulwama. The Air Force had targeted a Jaish camp in Pakistan’s Balakot. In September 2016, the army had carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control. Today’s attack cannot be equated with a surgical strike or a Balakot type strike as it was a step that was taken to send out a strong signal to the Pakistan Army.