Parakram Parv Elicits Nostalgias of Surgical Strike

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, inaugurated the Parakram Parv, a military display in Jodhpur on September 28, 2018, on the eve of the second anniversary of surgical strikes across LoC which had beleaguered terror camps. This exposition gloats the surgical strikes steered by the daring cores of the Indian Army. They apportioned a steady setback to terror outfits functional further than Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK). During this occasion, the Prime Minister hailed the exertions of Indian soldiers.While the nation celebrates the second anniversary of Surgical Strike, I would like to stretch my evaluation in the capacity of an Air Veteran. In the times just gone by two years, on  September 29, 2016, eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian Army led surgical strikes to counter to distrusted militants in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. Of course, Pakistan has shorn of these contentions, many times.

It is candid to spot that most of the people could not fix the difference between a conflict and a surgical strike. A surgical strike is a military attack which gives rise to solitary impairment to the projected authentic military target, and no or minimal collateral damage to adjacent edifices, infrastructures, or the general public set-up and practicalities.

In a canister, a surgical strike is merely a swift and attack under fire with the aim of slightest collateral damage to the nearby areas and civilians. Offsetting of targets with surgical strikes also thwarts intensification to a full blustered war. There are various forms of carrying out the surgical strike. Such bouts can be carried out by means of the air strike, airdropping special operation teams or an instantaneous ground operation or by sending special troops.In terms of precision bombing, a surgical strike could be carried out by an aircraft that could be contrasted against carpet bombing. In the latter form of bombing, there is a likelihood of extraordinary collateral impairment and a wide range of damage over an affected area, which may or may not embrace high civilian casualties.

If we noticeably examine, a bit similar strike was carried out by the army, recently, in coordination with the Air Force in Myanmar. It aimed those militants, who were carrying out attacks in North-East India and then running across the border to safety. This was such a magnificent attack that the whole shebang was over by the time the militants realized, who attacked them in what angle.

Surgical strikes are not a new perception. The 1981 Israel’s bombing of the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak is well-thought-out a leading example of a surgical strike. In the same way, the United States carried out plentiful surgical strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Afghanistan using cruise missiles. The U.S. also used the same expertise in contradiction of an ostensible chemical weapons capability in Sudan.Despite the fact that the surgical strike by India on terrorist launchpads in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) stunned and daunted the world community, according to me it was very much obligatory to launch the attack. The surgical strike after the Uri incident has not only brought to the surface, the offensive angle of Indian Armed Forces but also boosted up the self-esteem of the tri-forces.

It should be dredged up that as far as India is concerned, this was not an act of war. This operation by the Indian Army was an attack against terrorists, in the eclectic worldwide fight against terror, a tormentor that has exterminated incalculable people across the world.

–      Dr. Suman Kumar Kasturi