Surgical strike, Pathankot, Uri mark tenure of General Dalbir Singh Suhag

31 December 2016, 11:01 AM
Dalbir Singh Suhag (Image: Getty)
Dalbir Singh Suhag (Image: Getty)

Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag is retiring on Saturday. In his place, General Bipin Rawat will take over the charge of Army chief.

At an official program at lawn in South block, General Dalbir Singh Suhag will hand over the charge to General Bipin Rawat.

Here is the account of major events that took place in his regime:

# Surgical strikes in PoK

Nearly ten days after Uri terror attack, Indian Army executed surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The strikes caused heavy casualties on terrorists. The response, first of its kind across the Pakistani border during peace time, was based on specific intelligence.

# Gurdaspur attack

Three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms started firing on a bus and then attacked a police station in Gurdaspur district on July 27, 2015. Total of 7 people lost their lives and 15 other were left injured in the attack. The Ministry of Home Affairs claimed that the attacks were carried out by Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

# Pathankot attack

The heavily armed group of terrorists attacked Pathankot Air Force Station on January 2, 2016. Total of 6 security personnel were killed in the attack and 20 others left injured. After the attack, the national capital Delhi was put on high alert.          

# Pampore attack

Militants ambushed Central Reserve Police Force convoy in Pampore town of Jammu and Kashmir on June 25, 2016. The attack was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba. It calimed 8 lives and 22 were injured in the attack.

# Uri attack

The militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri near Line of Control. The attack carried out on September 18, 2016. The attack is considered to be deadliest attack on security forces deployed in Kashmir in two decades. It claimed the lives of 19 soldiers and around 30 were injured.

# Baramulla attack

The terrorists attacked a camp of the Indian Army's 46 Rashtriya Rifles in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on October 3, 2016. It claimed the lives of 1 soldier. The suspected perpetrator is Jaish-e-Mohammad. 

First Published: Saturday, December 31, 2016 10:55 AM
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