J&K & Punjab villages sharing borders with Pakistan evacuated

| Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 17:27
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The evacuation was carried out in a radius of 10 Kms.

New Delhi: In wake of India conducting surgical strikes across Line of Control (LoC) and damaging the terrorist launch pads across border, as a preventive measure, certain villages of Punjab which share international border with Pakistan have been evacuated.

The evacuation was carried out in a radius of 10 Kms. Additional Border Security Forces (BSF) troops have been installed across Punjab and especially in the border areas.

All schools within 10 kms of India-Pak border have also been closed till further orders. Villages in Jammu and Kashmir share border with Pakistan have also been evacuated and security forces have been installed there. 

The emergency ward of Civil Hospital in Pathankot being cleared and all the leaves of the doctors and nurses has been cancelled. 

Lt. General Ranbir Singh, DGMO, addressed the media in the national capital on Thursday and revealed that the Indian Army conducted surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan occupied Kashmir inflicting significant damage to the terrorist infrastructure across the border.

 "I spoke to the Pak DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night". “The motive of this operation was to hit out at the terrorists who were planning to infiltrate into our territory” Lt. General Ranbir Singh, DGMO, said.

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