Surgical strikes by India

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Surgical strikes against Pakistani terrorists have been happening for a long time by India. What used to be clandestine operations are now publicised by the present government. What brought about this change?

Niteesh Shanbog

Posted 2019-02-26T10:28:10.973

Reputation: 792

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This article lays out the reason it's making headlines:

While exchanges of artillery and light weapons over the line are very common, intentional incursions by aircraft have not been publicly acknowledged since the two countries fought a war in 1971.

Denis de Bernardy

Posted 2019-02-26T10:28:10.973

Reputation: 29 672