Indian Army's reports on surgical strikes reveal Pak-based terror outfit LeT suffered maximum damage
The Indian Army had attacked terror launch pads, including those of Lashkar-e-Taiba, in synchronised surgical strikes on September 28. Photograph: (AFP)
The Indian Army's assessment reports of the surgical strikes carried out on terror launch pads in Pakistan-controlled areas along the border on the night of September 28, showed the terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) suffered the maximum damage, the news agency PTI reported.
According to the radio intercepts detailed in the report, around 20 militants of the Pakistan-based terror group were killed in the operation.
PTI said the assessment reports available from Indian army field units which included radio conversations between various Pakistani formations showed maximum damage was inflicted on LeT at the Dudniyal launch pad in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The Dudniyal launch pad is believed to be located opposite the Kupwara sector of North Kashmir.
Sources said on Sunday the terrorists were taken by surprise when the Indian Army carried out the well-calibrated operation on September 28.
According to the assessment reports the militants, belonging to LeT, were seen running towards the Pakistani post when the five teams from the Indian army division attacked the terror launch pads located at Kail, the PTI reported.
However, the sources said that post the attack radio and wireless intercepts between various formations of Pakistan have fallen silent.
The report said that radio intercepts of Pakistani army indicated that at least 10 LeT terrorists had been killed during the multiple and near synchronised surgical strikes on four launch pads. There was a heavy movement of Pakistani army vehicles till the break of dawn and all the bodies were cleared off and taken away, the sources said, adding as per the radio intercepts there was a mass burial in the Neelum valley.
Similar blow was dealt at the terrorist launch pads located at Balnoi area opposite of Poonch in which nine people belonging to LeT were killed as per the radio intercepts of Pakistani army, the sources said. Two Pakistani soldiers belonging to 8 Northern Light Infantry were also killed in the strike in this sector, they said.
However, Pakistan has refuted all claims made by the Indian Army and said that only two of their soldiers were killed in cross border firing.
(WION with inputs from PTI)