Monday, October 17th, 2016

Truth revealed: Why Pakistan army didn’t know about surgical strike by India

Bishwajit Aribam | October 17, 2016 11:50 pm Print
The reason why Pakistan army never came to know about the surgical strike conducted by the Indian army until the special operation team finished their objective has been revealed......

The reason why Pakistan army remained in denial of the surgical strike conducted by the Indian army on Pak soil to dismantle terror launchpads has been revealed. The Pakistan army did not know what struck them as all communication was pulled down by the Indian army before they struck Pakistan occupied Kashmir. For around 5 to 6 hour, all communication lines were down as the Indian army used radio jammers to cut off all means information could be passed from the Line of Control to Pakistan army bases, army sources revealed.

The communication lines were opened only after 5:30 am in the morning by which time the operations was reported to be successful by armed forces which had crossed across the border to launch an attack on terror breeding camps in PoK. DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh had given a statement after the strike: “Based on credible information that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at the Line of Control, the Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night on terror launch pads across the LoC.”

It shows how the Indian army was aware of every move across the border based on their intelligence inputs from Israeli intelligence and US’ CIA. Israel-made drones Herons had been conducting surveillance operations on the LoC continuously and monitoring the situation and movements in Pakistan territory.

These drones are not detectable by radar of the Pakistan Army. With surveillance inputs from Israel, India planned the surgical operation and was successful in targeting seven terror camps along LoC. India has already deployed Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) along the rugged mountains of Kashmir for surveillance.

Israeli experts had in the past offered to share advance technology for border protection, adapting it to India’s local needs.

An Israeli team visited North Block after the Uri attack to assist in the planning. The fact that the Pentagon has devised secret plans to secure Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal fearing takeover by fundamental Islamic terrorists and possesses vital intelligence information on the nuclear arsenal of Pakistan, which it is said to have shared with Israel, will help Indian Army plan any kind of retaliation in the future against Pakistan with precision.

The Indian army was hence well-equipped to tackle any collateral damage caused by the opponents.

The PM, Narendra Modi, had warned that the Uri assault would be avenged and that the army would take action at an appropriate time. In recent days, as the government moved to isolate Pakistan diplomatically and to pressure it by rethinking crucial water-sharing and trade agreements, the PM was urged by some within his own party as well as opposition leaders to take strong action against Islamabad to prove terrorist attacks in India will not be tolerated.

Army had last week briefed members of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence on the surgical strikes carried out by its men on terror launch pads inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on September 29. It was daring attack that surprised Pakistan and showed India’s new resolve to tackle terror. The Indian Army after the Uri attacks had reiterated that a befitting reply would be given to Pakistan on the timing of their choice. And it did exactly that.

At least three members, who attended the meeting, said Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Bipin Rawat debriefed the Committee on the September 29 surgical strikes.

“A brief statement was made by the Army on the sensitive issue. But no questions were taken,” a member said.