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.”