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Videos of Indian Army-led surgical strike against Pak released, political sparring follows



Videos of Indian Army-led surgical strike against Pak released, political sparring follows

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]On September 18, 2016, Pakistan-based terrorists entered the Army headquarters in Uri killing as many as 20 Indian soldiers before being eliminated. As public outrage in India grew, cross-border strikes were cleared by PM Narendra Modi. The then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, NSA Ajit Doval, then Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag and Northern Army Commander DS Hooda in consultation with other security agencies planned out these covert strikes.

India planned for about 10 days before launching commandos across the border. The strikes that took place destroyed Pakistan Army’s position and various launchpads of terrorist across the border.

Now after 21 months of Indian Army’s surgical strike against terrorists in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), the video clip of the operation has been released. The emerged videos clearly show the targets before and after the strikes.

According to reports, the videos shot from drones and a helmet-mounted cameras also recorded the geospatial (denoting data that is associated with a particular location) location of targets. Several news channels were running the video footage which showed how terrorists were killed and their launchpads and bankers were destroyed, new agency ANI reported.  Many channels, running the videos claimed that they were provided to them by official sources and were taken from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Thermal Imaging (TI) cameras.

“The videos are real. I can confirm that” the Indian Express quoted Lt General DS Hooda (retd), who was in-charge of the surgical strikes, as saying.

“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 further.

The Indian Army had carried out surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on the intervening night of September 28-29, 2016

On September 29, 2016, a crack team of the Indian Army crossed the border and struck at least 4 terror launchpads some of which were collocated with the Pakistan Army facilities.

One frame shows Pakistan Army regulars. The next one shows an entire area being destroyed by an area denial weapon. The then DGMO Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh announced the news of surgical strikes public in the afternoon of September 29, 2016, India Today TV reported.

Singh had claimed that Army’s 4 and 9 Special Forces battalions had conducted the strikes across the border along with the LoC.

Arun Shourie calls the surgical strike against Pakistan as ‘farzical’ strike

Recently, former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Shourie questioned the authenticity of the claims of the surgical strikes.  Arun Shourie called the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s surgical strikes against Pakistan “farzical” or farce, as per media reports.

He clarified that he used the word “farzical” for the government, adding that there has been no improvement in the ground situation even after the surgical strike.

The senior journalist and a member of the BJP, Shourie was attending the book launch of ‘Kashmir: Glimpses of History’, written by Congress leader  Saifuddin Soz, who stoked a controversy by saying if given a choice, the people of Kashmir will choose independence.

When asked about the current situation in Kashmir, Shourie said sooner or later, the people of India will realise that the unrest in Kashmir affects the entire nation and not just the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress- BJP in a war of words

Congress party on Thursday came out all guns blazing against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and said the present government is trying to take benefit out of the Surgical Strike by the Army and convert it into a vote bank.

‘Many Surgical Strikes took place before also, said Congress’ spokesperson Randeep Surjewala adding that the Indian Army has always made country proud.[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]”Modi govt is exploiting the slogan of ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ & trying to win votes through Surgical Strike. The nation wants to ask them did Atal Bihari Vajpayee & Manmohan Singh boast of the success of Army operations during their tenure, just like them,” asked Surjewala.

Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Randeep Singh Surjewala said that instead of giving credit to the army, the BJP is trying to derive political mileage from it by crediting PM Modi.

Surjewala charged that while on the one hand the Modi government is seeking credit for the sacrifice and valour of the armed forces, on the other it has failed to provide direction and vision to deal with Pakistan .

He also accused the government of meting out “step-motherly treatment” to the armed forces by not providing them with state-of-the-art equipment and slashing their budgetary allocation.

The BJP hit back at the Congress party, on Thursday, Subramanian Swamy questioned that how Surgical Strike video was exploiting people’s sentiments in BJP’s favour?

“Just because they (Congress) can’t produce such videos, because there’s none, we shouldn’t do it too? How’ is this exploiting people’s sentiments in BJP’s favour? If you did it, why did you hide it? It’s just like the old saying, grapes are sour,” Swamy said, reported news agency ANI.

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also hit out at Congress and said that the party’s language was of those who want to divide the country. “How shameful that the Congress party was first asking for proof of surgical strike from the Army and now they are doing politics over it,” Rijiju said.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Man seeking job in Indian Army attempts to breach PM Modi’s security in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi after a BJP worker jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy asking for a job in Indian Army.



Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s security was breached in Varanasi. An Indian Army aspirant jumped in front of PM Modi’s convoy, asking for a job in defence. Later, he was held by the police.

After laying the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, PM Modi with CM Yogi attended the evening musical show at Rudraksh International Cooperation and Convention Centre.

From there, PM Modi was travelling to Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, when the incident took place. A man who tried to breach the Prime Minister’s security has been identified as Krishna Kumar, who hails from Ghazipur, allegedly a BJP worker. He is the son of a senior BJP worker Bharat Kumar.

According to reports, Kumar was frustrated as he failed the medical test after clearing the physical test. Kumar tried many times in the past to get recruited into the Indian Army. He also appealed to many people for help but everything failed.

After all this, he decided to meet the Prime Minister in Varanasi regarding his job in Indian Army. Krishna Kumar was waiting for the PM’s convoy to pass at least for an hour, the moment Modi’s convoy crossed beside Kumar, he jumped carrying a file with him asking for a job in Indian Army.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23 laid the foundation stone of the International Cricket Stadium in Varanasi’s Ganjari, Uttar Pradesh.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was present for the occasion in Varanasi.  

Varanasi, PM Modi’s parliamentary constituency also witnessed big names from the cricket fraternity on the occasion. The names include Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Madan Lal, Gundappa Viswanath, and Gopal Sharma.

PM Modi also inaugurated 16 Atal Awasiya Vidyalaya built across Uttar Pradesh, during the programme. 

The Varanasi International Cricket Stadium is a step towards realising PM Modi’s vision to develop a modern and world-class sports infrastructure.

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Asian Games 2023: Indian Men’s Hockey team thrash Uzbekistan 16-0 in opener

The Indian team completely trashed their opponent Uzbekistan. Mandeep Singh snatched the limelight with a hat-trick while Lalit Upadhyay and Varun Kumar scored 4 goals each in the Asian Games.



In the Asian Games 2023, the Indian Men’s Hockey team won the match against Uzbekistan with 16-0 in their opener on Sunday.

The Indian team completely trashed their opponent Uzbekistan. Mandeep Singh snatched the limelight with a hat-trick while Lalit Upadhyay and Varun Kumar scored 4 goals each in the Asian Games.

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Vande Bharat: PM Modi to inaugurate 9 new trains in 11 states today

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of the railways, will also attend the inaugural ceremony. The 11 states will have faster connectivity thanks to these trains.



Vande Bharat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today, nine Vande Bharat trains that connect tourist and religious sites in 11 states. There will be elections in three of the following states: Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, West Bengal, Kerala, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Gujarat.

The trains will be signalled off by the prime minister via video conference. Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of the railways, will also attend the inaugural ceremony. The 11 states will have faster connectivity thanks to these trains.

These trains are a step towards achieving the prime minister’s aim of enhancing connectivity throughout the nation and offering top-notch amenities to rail passengers, according to a statement from the government.

The Vande Bharat trains will be the fastest train along the routes of their operation, it continued, and will help save the passengers significant time.

Compared to the fastest train as of now on the routes, Vande Bharat trains will cut travel time between destinations by three hours in the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Puri and Kasaragod-Thiruvananthapuram routes; more than two and a half hours for Hyderabad-Bengaluru; more than two hours for Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai; about one hour for Ranchi-Howrah, Patna-Howrah and Jamnagar-Ahmedabad; about half an hour for between Udaipur and Jaipur.

The important religious towns of Puri and Madurai would be connected by the trains Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Puri and Tirunelveli-Madurai-Chennai.

The Renigunta route will be used by the Vijayawada-Chennai Vande Bharat train, which would offer connectivity to Tirupati.

As the festival season approaches, it is anticipated that the new trains will offer a comfortable travel experience.

Before this fiscal year concludes the following year, Indian Railways also intends to introduce a sleeper version of the Vande Bharat and Vande Metro. According to railway authorities, the non-air conditioned push-pull variant of the semi-high speed train series, which will be introduced in October 2024, would feature 22 coaches and a locomotive.

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