The surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army on terror launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC) between India and Pakistan has hurt the proscribed terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) the most, according to reports that are emerging now. The strike had resulted in razing of seven terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), and the death of 38 terrorists.
Founded by Hafiz Saeed, LeT is banned in India, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, the European Union and many other nations. The outfit is believed to be responsible for several terror attacks, including the 2001 attack on Parliament in New Delhi. India believes that Saeed is the mastermind behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, however, he manages to roam free in Pakistan.
The Press Trust of India quoted sources with knowledge of the details of the surgical strike as saying that the Indian Army's field units' assessment reports gave the impression that the most damage was inflicted on LeT at its Dudniyal terror launch pad in PoK.
The reports, believed to include radio conversations which took place among several of the terror groups, say that the launch pad in Dudniyal was struck by five teams of the Indian Army which consisted of the best of the soldiers from the Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The operation led to the death of at least 20 militants.
After the surgical strike on seven terror launch pads, the Indian Army put in place a strict radio-monitoring mechanism in the region, and it helped intercept valuable information of the aftermath of the strike. According to the PTI report, the region where the surgical strike took place saw heavy movement of vehicles belonging to the Pakistan Army, as bodies of the terrorists were cleared away to be buried in the Neelum Valley.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has provided further proof that Pakistan's soil is being used to foment and export terrorism into India by making public images of objects obtained from terrorists in the recent Naugam attack which clearly bear Pakistani markings.