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Indian Army confirms first surgical strike carried out in September 2016 to avenge Uri garrison attack
  Monday 20 May, 2019
Indian Army confirms first surgical strike carried out in September 2016 to avenge Uri garrison attack

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command of the Indian Army, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, on Monday said that first surgical strike was carried out by armed forces in September 2016 to avenge Uri garrison attack. He remarked that few days ago DGMO had said in a reply to an RTI about this and this is a statement of fact. Lt Gen Singh clarified that he will not comment on what political parties say about surgical strikes and they will be given answer by government.

"Few days ago DGMO said in a reply to an RTI that the first surgical strike happened in Sep 16', I don't want to go into what political parties say, they'll be given an answer by government.What I told you is a statement of fact," Lt Gen Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.

It may be recalled that few days ago, the Congress had claimed that armed forces had conducted ‘six surgical strikes’ during the UPA regime. Addressing a press conference, senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla had also listed the dates when these ‘surgical strikes’ were conducted. Shukla had told media that six surgical strikes were conducted when the Congress-led UPA was in power and two were carried out when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the prime minister of India.

“Congress never tried to take credit of these strikes. The one who did only one surgical strike is patting his back. Neither Dr Manmohan Singh nor Vajpayee addressed a press conference to take credit for these strikes," Shukla had said.

Source: https://zeenews.india.com/india/indian-army-confirms-first-surgical-strike-carried-out-in-september-2016-to-avenge-uri-garrison-attack-2204723.html

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