India carried out ‘surgical strikes’ on terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir in the wee hours of Thursday, inflicting “significant casualties” on terrorists.
The announcement of the sudden action by the army came 11 days after the terror strike by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad on an Indian army camp in Uri in Kashmir which claimed the lives of 18 Indian soldiers.
This is how the political leaders and twitterati reacted to the news.
Bharat Mata Ki Jai. The entire country is with the Indian Army.
-- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Indian Army has inflicted heavy damage on terrorists, without any casualty, reaffirms Army's valour and commitment to nation's security. I salute the valour of Indian Army for giving befitting reply to those attacking innocent Indians & ensuring zero tolerance on terror.
-- Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah
PM Modi said that befitting measures will be taken to ensure the safety and security of the country. At least now Pakistan will stop terrorism against India.
-- Union minister Venkaiah Naidu
Bravo Brave hearts! Feel proud of Jawans for Surgical Strike on terrorist camps in PoK.
-- NCP President and former Defence Minister Sharad Pawar
Bhakts 2 saal se bhare baithe the... aaj jaakar unki aatma ko 'thodi' shaanti mili hogi. #ModiPunishesPak #IndiaStrikesBack
-- BJP leader and MP Paresh Rawal
We support such strikes and want Indian Army to conduct surgical strikes in Balochistan as well.
-- Baloch liberation movement leader Mazdak Dilshad Baloch.
If you are crossing the border, it means you are declaring a war. The government should make J&K a bridge of peace and friendship but unfortunately we took the other way.
-- National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal
A time comes in the life of a country when offence becomes the right defence. Precious brave lives of our soldiers ought never go in vain.
-- Pondicherry Governer Kiran Bedi
Looks like someone justified his chest size today. This is India. You don't mess with us. Ever. #surgicalstrike.
-- Author Chetan Bhagat
Thank you #IndianArmy for your action, on the terror camps, to protect peace in the region! This was a long time coming. @adgpi Jai Hind.
-- Aaditya Thackeray
PM Modiji has walked the talk. Punishing the perpetrators of terror from across has begun.
-- BJP leader Ram Madhav
Determined action by our forces in First ever #SurgicalStrike against Lanch Pads in Pakistan is a way #IndiaGivesItBack #ModiPunishesPak
-- BJP leader Meenakashi Lekhi
This decisive action amply demonstrates PM Modi's iron will & commitment to safeguard India.
-- Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
Pakistan finally gets the message how it is to face a tough PM. Days after Uri, terrorists in Pakistan killed by Army. #ModiPunishesPak.
-- BJP MP Maheish Girri
There couldn't be any better tribute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh than these strikes by #IndianArmy at LoC on his b'day. #ModiPunishesPak.
-- Union minister of steel Chaudhary Birender Singh
PM #ModiPunishesPak as #IndianArmy conducts major #SurgicalStrikes inside Paki terror camps. Pak shud know they r dealing wid a different PM.
-- BJP leader Satish Upadhyay
Pak was behaving like a terrorist state; befitting reply was needed.These strikes boosted morale of our army.
-- J&K Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh
Really proud of #IndianArmy for conducting surgical strikes across LOC to neutralise terrorists. Really bold step taken by @PMOIndia.
-- Film-maker Madhur Bhandarkar
We congratulate the armed forces and government over this action. We should not step back and go ahead as India and armed forces have the capacity to unfurl the tricolour in Lahore and Karachi. We congratulate the prime minister.
-- Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut