Two months after the Central government made the surgical strike footage public, a top Army officer, credited with planning September 2016 surgical strikes, has revealed that the India security forces carried leopard urine with them during the mission. Lt General RR Nimbhorkar said the Indian Army soldiers, while crossing the border, carried leopard urine with them to keep the dogs at bay.
“There was a possibility of dogs in villages barking at us on the route. I knew they are scared of leopards. We carried leopard urine with us & that worked & dogs didn't dare to come forward,” said Lt General RR Nimbhorkar as quoted by news agency ANI.
Lt General Nimbhorkar was the former Nagrota (J-K) Corps Commander on surgical strike, and was hugely involved with planning and executing the mission.
636 days after the Indian Army carried out surgical strike on Pakistan on September 29, 2016, Republic TV accessed the video of the same. In a World Exclusive, Republic TV had accessed the time and date-stamped footage of four targets, which had been captured through UAV and head-mounted cameras.
The visuals of the surgical strike, which were authenticated by Lt Gen DS Hooda who led the operation, contained footage of the Indian Army smoking out terrorists and destroying terror launchpads.
However, even after the surgical strike footage was made public, Pakistan continued to be in denial, rubbishing the video and calling surgical strike “a figment of India’s imagination.”
“This is a figment of Indian imagination. I have said this earlier, you will drown too, this is my experience,” said the Pakistan MoFA spokesperson.
Indian Army carried out surgical strike on Pakistan on September 29, 2016 and at least 38 terrorists were eliminated in the surgical strike. The precision attacks were carried out by the Indian Army after 19 soldiers were martyred in Pakistan-sponsored attack.