‘Let us discuss what surgical strikes has changed on ground’-Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Days after the footage of Indian Army’s surgical strike was broadcasted by many TV channels, Omar Abdullah, vice president National Conference on Thursday said that instead of discussing whether strikes took place or not we should rather discuss what the strikes has achieved on the ground.

Omar tweets “There is nothing to be gained from debating whether the #SurgicalStrikes took place. What we should be objectively discussing is what the strikes changed on the ground”.

Pertinently on Wednesday the television channels had run a video of surgical strikes and were seen discussing whether the surgical strikes took place or not.

Nearly two years after the Indian Army had announced that it carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) Pakistan adminstered Kashmir (PaK), video footage of the operation was broadcast by several news channels on Wednesday, 27 June.

The videos from the intervening night of 28-29 September 2016 show heavy destruction to the Pakistani troopers bunkers.

The TV channels have claimed that the anti-Pak ops were recorded on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) cameras.

The former Northern Army Commander Lt General DS Hooda (retd), who was in-charge of the surgical strikes, has also confirmed media organisations that ‘the video is real’.

On 29 September, former DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) Lt General Ranbir Singh also announced in a press conference that the Army had carried out surgical strikes across the LoC on the night of 28-29 September inflicting “significant casualties” on Pakistani troopers.

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