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Indian Army conducts surgical strikes across LoC

Discussion in 'International Relations' started by vstol jockey, Sep 29, 2016.

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    Of 4 MI-17 Copters In Strikes, 2 Landed In PoK
    Monday, October 03, 2016 by Indiandefense News
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    by Sanjib Kr Baruah

    Special Forces commandos had used four MI-17 IV helicopters in the surgical strikes launched against terror havens on the other side of the Line of Control (LoC) in the intervening night between Wednesday and Thursday, sources said.

    “Four MI-17 version IV were used to ferry about 60 Special Forces fighters for the precision strikes. Two choppers landed not very far from the targets — makeshift structures housing militants waiting to cross over to India at the slightest opportunity — dropping about 30 special forces commandos who went about their task in a blitz. Many of the targets were in deep sleep when the attack happened,” a source familiar with the developments told this newspaper.

    “On the other hand, another two choppers dropped the specialized troops on the Indian side of the LoC. These troops proceeded silently towards their targets on foot.”

    The Russian-made twin-engined MI-17 IV variant, which was commissioned into IAF service in 2009, is a medium-lift military transport helicopter that had been weaponised with 57 mm rocket pods for attack capability.

    These two teams were only a part of the attacks at seven locations by crack commando teams of 4 Para and 9 Para that targeted places around Tattapani, Kel, Bhimber and the Lepa Valley in PoK near the LoC. Acting on specific intelligence reports on the presence of militants in these launching pads, careful surveillance by UAVs was mounted for days before going in to deliver the final blow.

    As the other commando teams moved across the LoC on foot, “Ghataks”, or the commando platoon teams of the infantry battalions from the Bihar and Dogra Regiments, opened fire on Pakistani border posts. “After overwhelming the border posts, the Ghataks rushed into the other side of the LoC with their guns blazing. There was at least one instance of hand-to-hand combat,” the source added. India’s surgical strikes took place after an attack by four militants inside the Uri Army base in Kashmir on September 18 resulted in the death of 19 soldiers, including two who died later at a hospital. The militants had crossed the LoC from the Pakistan side. India’s surgical strikes on September 28 saw near-perfect coordination between the Special Forces, the Bihar and Dogra Regiments and the Indian Air Force, as well as other security and intelligence agencies.

    The strikes resulted in “significant” casualties to militants, with unknown numbers of Pakistani soldiers also believed to have perished. The Pakistan government had admitted to the death of two of its soldiers.

    I had told you guys that Mi-17s have been used in the attack. some of them are configured for SF ops. Masood Azhar is probably dead. He was the HVT who has been taken out by SF.
     
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    You know that Vstol, if GOI confirms it, its gonna be the biggest viagra booster to our doctrine.. For years i had been advocating an Israel like hit out for specific HVTs.. I hope and i sincerely pray what you said is true..

    Check with folks and try and confirm this pls
     
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    I can't say for sure. But an HVT has either been killed or captured alive.
     
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    Either way thats a solid plus point.. the HVT in our list are limited but high profile ones..
    If we can neutralise few of them also, the rest will always be in panic state..
    But my heart says, pick and choose one by one and take them down..
     
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    What panic ? The militants that attacked the RR 46 camp escaped after killing one more soldier. The camp was manned by both BSF and IA. Is this an intelligence failure or a systemic one ?
     
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    I dont think these are fresh incursions.. These seems to be the few ones who have slipped some good time back and are aided by a couple of sleeper cell..

    The present condition around LOC does not seems to be conducive for infiltration aspect.. as well as more BAT teams manning sites day in and day out..

    This attack was more or less a message that tehy could still atatck us.. but if we take them down and find the sleepr cells, in all probability the next batch of infiltration should be some months away as we did take down descent numbers and possible infrastructure..
     
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    All these surgical strikes will serve as nothing but food for the media. We will continue to get 2-3 militants infiltrating and attacking our border posts and the humble foot soldier will be the one who gets slayed. Pak occupied LOC should have been ours in 1999 or maybe 1965 itself . Baat khatam.
     
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    ISRO should put a satellite in space to specially monitor the J&K border. (Real Time satellite imaging, with info directly sent to the armed forces)
     
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    In 1949 particularly. Going to the UN was very stupid.
     
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    If we produce the evidence then China will become the laughing stock of the world.
     
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    Why?
     
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    Because china opposed Indias move to list Mazood Azhar as a terrorist at the UNSC. If the HVT is him.
     
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