Virender Sehwag salutes the Indian Army

Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag. (Photo by PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

The Indian Army conducted a surgical strike across the Line of Control in the Pakistan occupied Kashmir after midnight on Wednesday. Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup addressed a joint press conference today to tell the nation about the surgical strike. Among those who posted their views on twitter as soon as the news was made public was former Indian opener Virender Sehwag.

Sehwag tweeted – ‘Salute to Indian Army. The boys have played really well. Jai Hind. #SurgicalStrike’


Indian Premier League (IPL) Commissioner Rajiv Shukla who is also a Member of Parliament also applauded the effort of the Indian armed forces in a tweet. ‘Well Done Indian Army. I Salute your valour for the surgical strike to destroy the terrorist camps. The entire country stands with you.’ Shukla posted.

In the press conference briefing journalists about the cross-border strike DGMO said, “Now based on very specific and credible information which we received on Wednesday, that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the LoC with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and various other metros in our country, the Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launch pads.”

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“The operations were basically focused to ensure that these terrorists do not succeed in their design of infiltration and carry out destruction and endangering the lives of the citizens of our country.

“During these counter-terrorist operations, significant casualties have been caused to the terrorists and those who are trying to support them.

“The operations aimed at neutralizing the terrorists have since ceased. We do not have any plans for further continuation of the operations. However, the Indian armed forces are fully prepared for any contingency that may arise.” Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.

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