No data of surgical strike conducted before September 2016, affirms MoD

NEW DELHI: North Block on Tuesday scotched claims by Indian National Congress that the United Progressive Alliance Government had carried out were six surgical strikes before 2016 on Pakistan .

A Right to Information reply from the Ministry of Defence confirmed that no such army expedition took place.

There was only one surgical strike so far the ministry confirmed.

“This section does not hold any data pertaining to surgical strikes if carried out before September 29, 2016,” stated the Director General Military Operations of the Indian Army in response to an RTI filed by Jammu-based activist Rohit Choudhary.

To a query asking whether any surgical strike took place before September 2016, as retaliation to Uri terror attack, the Ministry said they had no data regarding any such assaults. (AGENCIES)