Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda, the architect of Surgical Strike against Pakistan which was carried out on September 29, 2016 by the Forces spoke about the strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camps across the Line of Control.
Calling it an outstanding decision by the Centre, he said that Forces have sent a strong message to Pakistan that India will take appropriate action if Pakistan attacks our security forces.
"I think it is an outstanding decision by the government. I think this was very badly needed after the attack in Pulwama. And a strong message has been given out and it has gone out. That we are not going to take these things lying down and we will the strike in Pakistan territory when they dare do attack on our security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. So my compliments to everyone involved," he said.
He also spoke about the detailed pre-planning and preparation by the Forces.
"I am sure the planning by the Army or the Air Force across border was a detailed planning and I am sure they took in all aspect - all the strikes need to be carried out, all the pilots need to come back safe, how exactly the strike to needs execute - all was very well done and very professionally done," he said.
The Indian Air Force struck and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps across the Line of Control in a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday, February 26.
1. The strike at Balakot, which is 24 kilometres northwest of Muzaffarabad, took place between 3:45 am and 3:53 am.
The locations hit in this strike were joint training camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
2. The strike at Muzaffarabad took place between 3:48 am and 3:55 am
3. The strike at Chakoti took place between 3:58 am and 4:04 am