“The security forces would not hesitate to launch another surgical strike against terrorists if the need to do so arises,” said the Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu.
In a reply to a question by reporters on the sidelines of the Indian Military Academy or IMA’s Passing Out Parade, Lt General Anbu said “The surgical strike on militant launchpads across the border was a show of strength by our armed forces and we won’t hesitate to do it again if the enemy challenges us.”
On September 29, 2016, India carried out the surgical strike across the Line of Control as a response to a terrorist attack on an Indian Army base in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in which nineteen Indian soldiers by Pakistan-backed terrorists.
On Friday, two years after surgical strikes were carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC), Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda on Friday alleged that the hype associated with the Surgical Strike was not needed.
Speaking to ANI, Hooda said, “I do think there was too much hype over it. The military operation was important and we had to do it. Now how much should it have been politicized, whether it is right or wrong is something that should be asked to politicians.”