New Delhi, (IANS) Indian Twitteratis on Thursday congratulated and thanked the Indian Army and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conducting surgical strikes on terror camps along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Eleven days after terrorists killed 18 Indian soldiers in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Special Forces targeted “some terrorist teams” positioned at launch pads on the Line of Control (LoC), leading to “significant casualties” to the terrorists and those who support them, the military said.
However, the Pakistan government denied any surgical strike by India but admitted to the death of two soldiers in cross-LoC firing by Indian troops.
Following the news of surgical strikes, common people took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the same.
One user wrote that “whatever the political party you belong to, yesterday’s surgical strike was apt one and support to PM Narendra Modi”. Another one shared that this step by the Indian Army gives out the “clear message that India cannot tolerate any such activities”.
Some of the users took a jibe saying that “Indian Army has started celebrating Diwali little early by bursting bombs as crackers in surgical strike”.
One of them tweeted: “Thank you Indian Army for bringing Diwali a bit earlier this time. This Diwali my each and every diya will be dedicated to Uri martyrs. Jai Hind.”
Another one wrote: “Let all Indians celebrate Diwali and Eid today and salute our army for attacking terrorist camps in PoK.”
One user by the name Arsalan shared: “Great stomach shown by PM and Defence Minister to take the stand and Indian Army like always have held the tri-colour high. Surgical strike.”
While wishes poured in for the Indian Army, followers of Modi also congratulated the Prime Minister.
“Dear Narendra Modi, thank you for your action. All your words are true to the core. This is true 56 inch,” one user tweeted.
As the Pakistani government has denied any surgical strike, one user said that they will “never accept it happened”, adding that the Indian Army won’t do this to “create a specter, trust”.
Not only commoners, but celebrities like actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal, author Chetan Bhagat, and celebrated cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Virender Sehwag have also lauded the effort made by the Indian Army.
“Hats off Indian Army…Jai Ho,” tweeted Rawal. While Bhagat wrote: “Looks like we did it. Surgical strike. Salute to our army who took on a dangerous mission to make a point. Don’t mess with us. Jai Hind”.
Sehwag gave a salute to Indian Army and said that the “boys have played really well”.
Harbhajan wrote: “Indian Army. Surgical strike.”
Screenwriter Advaita Kala thanked the Indian soldiers. “While we slept in the safety of our homes, our soldiers risked their all to keep us safe. To the Indian soldier – Thank you.”
Actor-producer Riteish Deshmukh is proud of “our Indian Army and many congratulations to our Indian government for their effective steps against terrorism.”