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Storyboard: See how India carried out surgical strikes across LoC

India will neither forgive nor forget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared less than a week after the Uri outrage. It wasn’t just rhetoric: Modi had already okayed a strike against Pakistani terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC).

Updated: Jan 07, 2017 12:28:37

By Shishir Gupta

BSF soldiers patrol along a border fence at an outpost along the Line of Control at Abdulian, some 38 kms southwest of Jammu. (AFP File Photo)

India will neither forgive nor forget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared less than a week after the Uri outrage. It wasn’t just rhetoric: Modi had already okayed a strike against Pakistani terrorist launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC).

The decision to punish Pakistan was conveyed to defence minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval on September 23, and the build-up to D-day began the next day.

After examining the options put up by Doval in consultation with the three service chiefs, the surgical strike option was chosen by September 23.

HT pieces together the tale of how India sent soldiers across the LoC, the de-facto border with Pakistan, to destroy terror launchpads.



First Published: Oct 03, 2016 13:45:00

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