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Surgical strikes army’s ‘pre-emptive action’ against PoK terrorists: FM Jaitley

The first ever direct military action across LoC inflicted significant casualties, the Indian Army said.

india Updated: Sep 29, 2016 20:32 IST
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Home minister Rajnath Singh, finance minister Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan and BJP chief Amit Shah during an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday following Indian army's surgical strikes along the LoC.
Home minister Rajnath Singh, finance minister Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, LJP chief Ramvilas Paswan and BJP chief Amit Shah during an all-party meeting in New Delhi on Thursday following Indian army's surgical strikes along the LoC. (PTI)

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed Indian army’s “surgical strikes” on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as pre-emptive action.

“India is capable of repelling all forces that subvert peace in the region. We are proud of #IndianArmy & leadership of @narendamodiji,” Jaitley tweeted.

The first ever direct military action across LoC inflicted significant casualties, the Indian Army said.

“We are proud of #IndianArmy for taking pre-emptive action & repelling terrorists’ attempt to destabilise peace & tranquility in the region,” the finance minister said in another tweet.

Minister for power, coal, renewable energy and mines Piyush Goyal said: “Congratulations to the Indian Army for #SurgicalStrikes to safeguard our nation. We are committed to fighting against terror in the region.”

Minister for law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Surgical strikes were conducted when Pakistan didn’t mend ways after repeated diplomatic efforts 2 check terrorism originating frm their soil.”