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Rajnath Singh at Karnataka rally says 3 cross border strikes in 5 years, but won’t talk about third strike

Rajnath Singh at Karnataka rally says 3 cross border strikes in 5 years, but won’t talk about third strike: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a surprising statement on Saturday about “cross-border” task carried out by the Indian forces in the last five years, as per recent reports by the news agency. Singh said these “beyond the borders” operations were carried in contradiction of terrorists.

“3 Strikes, Won’t Talk About Third”: Rajnath Singh At Karnataka Rally

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has claimed India conducted 3 airstrikes in 5 years
  • Rajnath Singh however said he won’t talk about the 3rd strike
  • India has so far declared conducting 1 surgical strike and 1 airstrike on Pakistan

Singh was quoted as saying by the news agency, “In the last five years, we have been successful in carrying out air strikes crossing our borders three times. I will share information about two of those operations but will not speak on the third mission.”

The Union home minister made this statement at a public meeting in Mangaluru, Karnataka. He stated about surgical strike carried out by a special team force of the Indian Army after Uri terror attack.

Singh said that an another air strike was held out days after Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. A suicide bomber under attacked a convoy of the paramilitary force on Jammu-Srinagar highway on February 14. In this attack a vehicle knock against into the CRPF bus and was loaded with almost 200 kg explosives. Terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for this disgraceful attack on CRPF jawans.

On February 26, India carried out air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control at around 3:30 am early morning. Just two weeks after 40 soldiers were killed in Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir region, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen. The target was alleged to be the major training facility of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which had claimed the whole responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack.

In September 2016, terrorists had under attacked an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir in which 19 unarmed soldiers were killed. Days after the terror attack, Indian Army carried out a superior commando task across the Line of Control (LoC) to abolish terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

The Balakot air strike was accompanied further than the limits of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The India Air Force embattled an area located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area of Pakistan.

In additional case, a crack team of the Indian Army lead a task along India-Myanmar borders in July 2015. A PTI report said the task was led against Naga protesters.

The choice of “hot pursuit” had been occupied in the background of attack on security forces in Manipur in June that year. Back in the attack by Naga rebel’s total number of 18 jawans had been killed.