New Delhi: Congress on Thursday hailed the surgical strikes carried out by Army against terror bases across the the Line of Control (LoC), declaring that it stood completely behind the armed forces.
"We congratulate the Indian army for undertaking surgical strikes on terror launch pads. We stand completely behind our Armed Forces, Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress President, tweeted.
Echoing similar feelings, party's chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, "INC wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror pads in PoK by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces."
India conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads Wednesday night across the Line of Control (LoC) and inflicted significant casualties and heavy damages.
The announcement of the sudden action by the army to target terrorists was made by the DGMO Lt Gen Ranveer Singh at a hurriedly called news conference during which External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup was also present.
Gen Singh said India shared with Pak army details of the surgical strikes which followed very specific information that terrorists were positioning themselves in the launch pads along the LoC. As part of government's efforts to take all political parties on board, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army's surgical strike across the Line of Control.