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Interview: The officer who led 2016 surgical strike, Lt Gen Satish Dua (Retd)

Sep 29, 2021, 8:00 AM IST

Nearly 10 days after the Uri terror attack that claimed 18 bravehearts, India carried out its first ever surgical strike in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir on September 29, 2016.

In a 4-hour long operation, which was carried out by paratroopers from special forces, 38 terrorists and 2 Pakistani soldiers were reportedly killed.

The strikes were reportedly carried out in Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel & Lipa sectors, on Pak's side of LoC.

We spoke to Lt. Gen. Satish Dua (Retd), who was the Corps Commander of the Srinagar based XV Corps when the Indian Army undertook surgical strikes post the Uri attack in 2016, to take us through what happened on the night of September 28-29, 2016 and what followed after that.

Also watch: Exclusive interview with architect of the 2016 surgical strike, Lt. Gen. DS Hooda (Retd)

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