The unprecedented surgical strike by Indian Army was kept under high wraps but top brass was aware of it: Sources

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 October 2016, 08:35 AM
Indian Soldiers (Getty)
Indian Soldiers (Getty)

The unprecedented surgical strikes by the elite troops on Thursday across LoC that left two Pakistani soldiers dead was kept under high wraps, though, the government and top brass were well aware of it.

According to Indian Express, the broad relevant details of targeting the terrorists were discussed in advance with Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other members in a meeting on September 24.

But the main operational details pertaining to the strikes were only known to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Army Chief General Dalbir Singh and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

A top government source says that according to Indian army’s estimate “casualties are substantial and if and when photographs and videos are released, the Army will be able to buttress the claim of success.”

Though the government believes that premature release of pictures or videos can badly affect the post-strike situation.

Pakistan has been in a denial mode which is quite evident in the way Pak media has responded by rubbishing the Indian claims of surgical strikes. India is now on high alert to counter any possible attack by Pakistan in the coming days.