It would have been better if surgical strikes were carried out secretly: Lt Gen DS Hooda

Describing the retributive actions, or surgical strikes, across the Line of Control as “business as usual” for the defense forces, some decorated war veterans on Friday cautioned against politicisation of the Army.

Participating in the first session on ‘Role of Cross Border Operations and Surgical Strikes’ during first day of the Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, the war veterans said the September 2016 ‘Surgical Strikes’ were unnecessarily hyped by the Centre to garner political mileage, endangering India’s future defence cross border responses to inflict enemy damage.

Former Northern Command Army Commander Lt General DS Hooda said it was natural to have initial euphoria about the success but the constant maintenance of hype around the military operations was unwarranted.  Read More

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