Approximately two years after the Indian army conducted surgical strikes, video clips of the same were broadcasted on various TV channels. Surgical strikes were conducted by the Army in 2016 on the intervening night of September 28-29 to eliminate terror camps in the PoK region.
Courtesy : India TV
According to television channels, the videos which they had accessed from official sources, were taken by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) cameras used by the Army to monitor the operation. The clips showed some terrorists being killed, besides destruction of bunkers and other military constructions across the Line of Control.
A report on The Indian Express quoted a former Northern Army commander as saying the videos are genuine. Lt General DS Hooda (retd), former Northern Army Commander who was directly in-charge of the surgical strikes, was quoted in the report as saying, “The videos are real. I can confirm that.”
“When the surgical strikes happened, my view was that the videos should have been released as proof. It is good that they have come out now,” Hooda added.