Lieutenant General Rajendra Ramrao Nimbhorkar, who participated in the 2016 surgical strikes, on Wednesday revealed that the Indian troops had carried leopard urine to scare the dogs during the operations.
"There was a possibility of dogs in villages barking at us on the route. I knew they are scared of leopards. We carried leopard urine with us and that worked. Dogs didn't dare to come forward," Nimbhorkar, former Nagrota (J&K) Corps Commander, said.
There was a possibility of dogs in villages barking at us on the route. I knew they are scared of leopards. We carried leopard urine with us & that worked & dogs didn't dare to come forward: Lt General RR Nimbhorkar, Former Nagrota (J&K) Corps Commander on Surgical Strike (11.09) pic.twitter.com/rHRMUeIBZi— ANI (@ANI) September 12, 2018
The Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) was severely hit in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian Army with assessment reports of radio intercepts indicating that around 20 of its militants were killed.
In a well-calibrated operation, on the intervening night of September 28-29, the Indian Army moved across the LoC and smashed four launch pads that were under the guard of a Pakistani post located 700 metres from the LoC.
Nimbhorkar, Indian Army's Master General of the Ordnance, was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service, joining the ranks of officers decorated with the most medals for gallantry and distinguished service.
(With inputs from PTI)