Amid intensifying tensions between India and China, the government on Monday celebrates the fourth anniversary of the 2016 surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) against terror camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, in response to deadly attacks on an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri that killed 19 Indian soldiers.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminded the nation of the targeted air strikes, he said that the world witnessed the “courage, bravery, and valour” of the Indian soldiers.
Four years ago, around this time, the world witnessed the courage, bravery, and valour of our soldiers during the surgical strike. Our brave soldiers had just one mission and goal — to protect the glory and honour of mother India at any cost. They did not care for their lives, at all. They kept moving on the line of duty, and we all witnessed how they returned victoriously. They made mother India proud, he said during his Mann Ki Baat speech on Sunday.