Will India again carry-out surgical strike on Pak?, hints Rajnath

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 29 Sep 2018 9:24 AM GMT

Will India again carry-out surgical strike on Pak?, hints Rajnath
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New Delhi: India has recently commemorated martyrs of surgical strike launched in 2016 at Pakistan on its second anniversary.

Recently, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and BSF Director-General KK Sharma hinted at surgical strikes-like attack on Pakistan in their statements.

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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement at an event in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar led to speculations about an India-led surgical strike being conducted on Pakistan.

"Something has happened. I won’t reveal it now. Something big has happened. Trust me, something really big has happened two-three days ago. And you will also see what happens in future," Rajnath stated.

Though the Home Minister did not go into the details of his ambiguous comment, but he did make a clear reference to BSF's head constable Narendra Kumar's brutal killing on 19 September, where the constable's throat was slit in order to decapitate him. Kumar's body was found near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

BSF chief KK Sharma on Saturday said that "sufficient action" has been taken to avenge the killing of BSF head constable Narender Singh by a Pakistan border action team.

Sharma also said, “We have taken sufficient action along the LoC to avenge the death of our soldier”.

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Though, the BSF chief did not explain the term “sufficient action”. However, it is speculated that BSF chief was hinting towards some surgical-strike kind of strict actions that have been taken against Pakistan to avenge the death of Narender Singh.

According to sources the force had alerted all its formations along the IB and informed the army to remain vigilant at the LoC, however, the BSF did not comment on the developments.

It is worth mentioning that the Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat had also hinted for another surgical strike, before Rajnath's statement.

In an interview Rawat had said,"I believe there is a need for one more action (surgical strike). But I would not want to disclose how we want to do it,"

General Rawat had also said that infiltration from across the Line of Control (LoC) persisted despite the call for a ceasefire. He also said that this won't be tolerated any more and in order to establish peace strict actions will be taken to prevent terrorists from disrupting peace in Jammu and Kashmir region.

Saima Siddiqui

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