Pak in anaesthesia after surgery: Parrikar
There was no loss of life or injury to anyone in the firing, which started at 3.30 am and ended at 6 am. Indian troops guarding the border retaliated effectively, defence sources said.
On the other hand, in his first remarks after the cross LoC anti-terror strike, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess.
“Pakistan’s condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesn’t know that the surgery has already been performed on him. Even two days after the surgical strikes, Pakistan has no idea what has happened,” Parrikar said.
India loves peace and does not believe in unprovoked aggression but it won’t take terror lying down, he said, adding that the strikes were also meant to give a message to Pakistan that Indian troops knew how to retaliate. Congratulating the troops for the precision and efficacy of the strikes, he said he greeted all its members for their extraordinary feat.
“The surgical strikes gave our forces an idea of what they were capable of doing. Pakistan is bewildered following the strikes, not quite knowing how to react,” Parrikar added.
Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday visited the headquarters of Army’s Northern Command in Udhampur to review the operational status along the Line of Control. He personally complimented the soldiers who carried out surgical strikes against terror launch pads.
In another incident, Pakistan’s media regulator has asked all channels in the country to “immediately” stop broadcast of illegal Indian content amid the ongoing tension between the two nations.