CHANDIGARH: Two years after the surgical strikes carried out by the Army across the Line of Control, Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda Friday said it was natural to have an initial euphoria over the success but the constant hype around the operation was unwarranted.
Gen Hooda was the Northern Army commander when the surgical strikes were carried out on September 29, 2016 across the LoC as a response to a terrorist attack in Uri earlier that month.
The Army had said its special forces inflicted “significant casualties” on terrorists waiting there to cross into Indian territory.
Gen Hooda was speaking during a panel discussion on the topic, ‘Role of Cross-Border Operations and Surgical Strikes,’ on the first day of Military Literature Festival 2018 here.
The discussion was attended by Punjab Governor V P Singh Badnore amongst a battery of former Generals and Army Commanders. Many war veterans cautioned against “politicisation” of the military operations, as per a Punjab Government release. (AGENCIES)