Villages close to Indo-Pak borders evacuated after surgical strike
Villagers residing close to Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir borders between India and Pakistan have been asked to be vacated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In Punjab, villages in an area of 10 kilometres have been marked for the purpose. In J&K villages close Nowshehra area have been evacuated.
New Delhi: Villages close to Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir borders between India and Pakistan have been asked to be evacuated by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. In Punjab, villages in an area of 10 square kilometres have been marked for the purpose. In J&K villages close Nowshehra area have been evacuated.
The order comes in the wake surgical operation launched by the army early on Thursday to destroy terrorists camps across the border.
National security adviser Ajit Doval had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after the strike and given details.
Modi has already met President Pranab Mukherjee and apprised him of the new development. He will share the details of the strike with leaders of the opposition at an all-party meeting called this afternoon.
What is a 'surgical strike':
In terms of army, surgical strike is a military strike that is designed to destroy something specific. The range is not wide.
" It is a type of military attack that is made in an exact way on a particular place.It's a military attack which results in only damage to the intended legitimate military target and no or minimal collateral damage to surrounding structures, vehicles, buildings, or the general public infrastructure and utilities, informed an army official.
Most recent example is that of surgical strike inside Myanmar that was carried out by a crack team of about 70 army men who finished the operation within 40 minutes. Precision bombing is another example of a surgical strike. It is different from a carpet bombing in which wider area is covered.