The Indian Army has carried out surgical strikes along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a move that could increase tensions between the countries.

The military operation was launched in retaliation to recent terrorist attacks in Punch and Uri on 11 and 18 September, respectively.

Four heavily armed terrorists opened fire on the army's administrative base in Uri, killing 17 army personnel.

The terrorists, who were suspected of belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed tanzeem terrorist group, were killed during the attack.

Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Ranbir Singh said that the latest strikes were based on information suggesting that 'some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along LoC.'

"The latest strikes were based on information suggesting that 'some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along LoC."

Indian soldiers entered the PoK and destroyed several launch pads, where terrorists were allegedly placed to carry out terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

Militants and their supporters were killed during the surprise raid on 29 September.

However, Pakistan has denied that any surgical strikes occurred and allegations that it has captured an Indian soldier, according to media sources.

This year, the Indian Army prevented nearly 20 infiltration attempts by the terrorist group near LoC.

Indian forces recovered various stores such as global positioning systems that clearly indicate their origins in Pakistan.


Image: Indian Army soldiers participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training event. Photo: courtesy of Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod.