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Army announces strikes across LoC, Indian Twitterati cheer the ‘success’

Indians took to Twitter to commend the army for carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday night.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2016 14:36 IST
HT Correspondent
An army soldier lifts an iron barricade to allow a vehicle drive out of a military base at Braripora, near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, on September 21, 2016.
An army soldier lifts an iron barricade to allow a vehicle drive out of a military base at Braripora, near the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan, on September 21, 2016.(AP)

The army announced that it had carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday night, taking out terror launchpads that had planned attacks in India.

Director general of military operations, lieutenant general Ranbir Singh made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, accompanied by the spokesperson for the external affairs ministry, Vikas Swarup.

The army’s offensive follows the September 18 attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri, which killed 18 soldiers.

Almost immediately, Indians took to the micro-blogging site Twitter to commend the army and government for the action.

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