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Surgical strike?

October 06, 2016

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NEW Delhi has claimed that on Sept 29 Indian forces carried out a surgical strike on Pakistani posts along the LoC in which they killed and wounded our soldiers.

According to the dictionary a ‘surgical strike’ is conducted with extreme precision. Examples that come to mind are the Israeli air strike on Iraq’s Orisak nuclear facility in 1981. Israel carried out a surgical strike earlier in 1976 at the Entebbe airfield in Uganda to free hostages of a hijacked plane. The operation resulted in the death of only one Israeli soldier, a few of the civilians who were taken hostage, all the hijackers, but not a single Ugandan was killed in the incident.

No such thing happened on the LoC for which India is trying to take credit.

Safir Siddiqui

South Dakota, USA

Published in Dawn October6th, 2016