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Surgical strikes decision was taken soon after Uri attack: Rajnath Singh

Surgical strikes were carried out 11 days after terror attack on the army camp in Uri in Kashmir

Press Trust of India  |  Imphal 

The decision to carry out cross-LoC surgical strikes last September was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after terrorists attacked Uri army camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed today. "When the news came in September (last year) that terrorists attacked an Army camp (in Uri) and killed 17 jawans, an emergency meeting was convened in which the Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and I, along with officers, took part. A firm decision was taken that a surgical strike will be carried out," Singh said here. Indian Special Forces ...

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First Published: Sun, February 19 2017. 21:00 IST
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