Surgical Strike 2 : Why This Is Crucial & Different From The Previous One
Twelve Indian Force Mirage-2000 jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) early on Tuesday morning and destroyed terror camps of Pakistan based on Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. The air strike, which has been named as surgical strike 2.0 all over social media, happens two weeks after a terror attack on CRPF solidiers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the media, Foreign Secretary Vijay K Gokhale said that the “non-military pre-emptive action was specifically targeted at the terrorist camp” located at Balakot, around 195 km from Islamabad. This air-attack came weeks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently assured: “Is baar pura hisab lenge”. The public anger after the terror attack in Pulwama put an immense pressure on the ruling government to take an action.
Why it is different from the previous one ?
There are several reasons for that the first one being this is the first time Indian Air Force (IAF) has violated the LOC since 1971. Even during the Kargil war, the IAF took care not to cross the Line Of Control ( LOC).
Secondly, this is also the first time that Indian forces entered so deep into Pakistan’s territories. Even during the first surgical strike, army only targeted terror outpost around the LOC.
his is a huge embarrassment for Pakistan’s Army that Indian Forces crossed their air space and left after eliminating the terror camps.
Apart from strategical view point there has been a huge international pressure building on Pakistan to deal with hostile groups inside the country and their failure in doing so.
Hours after the attack addressing a poll rally in Churu, Rajasthan, hours after the strike, Prime Minister Narendra Mod said, “Today I assure the countrymen, India is in safe hands.”