Surgical strike or cross border firing?


Questions arise as Indian media makes bizarre claims


Pakistan acted with sobriety and responsibility while responding to the latest Indian provocation. The ISPR contradicted the Indian claim of conducting a surgical strike last night across the LoC.  It maintained that India had only indulged in cross border firing apparently to appease its hardliners. The firing killed two army men and wounded nine on this side of the LoC.  Defence Minister Khwaja Asif warned that if India tried to resort to an action of the sort again, Pakistan would respond forcefully.


It had been claimed by the Indian DGMO that the operation had caused significant casualties to terrorists and those shielding them.  According to him the target was  launch pads across the LoC where terrorists were present waiting to infiltrate inside India.  While the DGMO did not provide details, Indian media has made bizarre claims. It reported that the terror launch pads targeted were in the range of 2 to 3km from the LoC and were under surveillance for over one week. Further, that the operation was a combination of heliborne and ground forces and that special Forces of the Army were para-dropped for the operation.


One wonders if what is being called a surgical strike was in fact cross border firing. Even so, the Indian action has considerably added to the already existing tension between the two countries. That the administration of Indian Punjab ordered the evacuation of villages in a 10-km belt along the border with Pakistan further illustrates the deepening crisis. The news sent tremors through Indian markets, with the country’s benchmark stock index, the Sensex, plunging 555 points, or nearly 2 percent. India undertook the cross border activity despite advice by the US and China to resolve differences with Pakistan through talks. US Secretary of State John Kerry had reportedly spoken to the Indian foreign minister twice only two days prior to the incident offering the same advice. There is a need on the part of India to avoid escalating the ceiling beyond which Pakistan will be forced to respond.



  1. u guys are a big liars. do you remember kargill invasion,parliament attack,pathankot,uri 26/11. How barbarians were you when you pulled the eyes of Indian soldiers. Looks like u forgot all of those and mention your stature. ur the epicenter,IVY LEAGUE OF terrorism. if your jorunalists have any respect fix pakistani govt,army and the hot beds of terrorism and then talk like a leader

  2. Yeah Right. Pakistan Army did not know that Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan!!! What to do….POOR PAKISTAN….

  3. Pakistan must admit the damage it is doing to India and world. OBL was in pak, USA attacked and killed him. Many many terrorist activities are originated from pak. Take India and say one instance of it. Pak is like a wild animal jakal and crying like with year old child. World knows very well what is pakistan.

  4. Development of India and pak possible with harmony, trust and believing in take and give.
    Pakistan must be based on true democracy and not ruled by a military influence.

  5. Pakis are very loyal to Hafez and all terrorists. Also their economy is terrorism centric. If they leave all these arab will be angry and stop giving aid to them.
    They are forced to continue this.

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