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    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: “I briefed PM on 23 Sep’16. No. of options were presented to PM. After due deliberations, PM approved the option that we had recommended. We executed that option successfully&did the nation proud. It was a very bold decision by PM,” Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag added.

  • 4:50 PM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: “We have to admit that we’re proud of our security forces. We’ve among the best armies in the world. We are eternally indebted to them. The manner in which they’ve been guarding us against foreign aggression&internal militancy is exemplary, ” Jitendra Singh, MoS PMO, told ANI.

  • 4:46 PM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: “We wanted to send a strong message (to Pakistan) that we can cross LoC. We can hit them, cause major damage & also return without casualty. This was a difficult option, more challenging, but we exercised it to send a message that we can do it, “Retired General Dalbir Singh Suhag told ANI.

  • 3:18 PM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: “I would believe an action of this kind would deter Pakistan from training and sending terrorists. My action will continue at the border irrespective of whether they have learnt a lesson or not,” said Nirmala Sitharaman

  • 2:17 PM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: The Congress party has accused the BJP government of politicising the 2016 surgical strikes.

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    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: The Bharatiya Janata Party has released a video on its official Twitter account.
  • 10:51 AM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: Weapons that were captured by Army from terrorists, other military equipment will be put on display. Visitors will also get an opportunity to see several short films, photographs depicting the valour and courage of the armed forces.

  • 10:50 AM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: Events will be organised at 53 locations in 51 cities on Saturday and Sunday. The general public can visit these exhibitions between 11 am and 10 pm.

  • 10:09 AM IST

    Surgical Strike Anniversary Day 2 Live: The government Thursday released a fresh video clip of the 2016 surgical strike on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

New Delhi: India is celebrating the second anniversary of the cross-border surgical strike, commemorating it as ‘Parakram Parv’. The three-day event started from Friday, will continue till September 30 and will be celebrated throughout the country. Movies and photographs depicting the valour and courage of the armed forces have been kept on display at India Gate.

Huge canvas and digital signing walls for sending messages to the soldiers have been put up so that the common man can interact with them. People paying a visit to the India Gate will get to see the weapons recovered from terrorists which have been brought from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).

Meanwhile, the Indian Navy has also planned a two-day event which will start tomorrow in Mumbai and Goa, said an official. The event will take place in the Ballard Pier Cruiser Wharf at Naval Dockyard here under Western Naval Command, will have exhibition stalls and video walls, the Navy official said. The entry for the event venue will be from Tiger Gate, the official informed.

On Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh indicated of another surgical strike-like operation on the terror launch pads across the border. Earlier this week, Army chief General Bipin Rawat had also hinted at a “surprise” surgical strike.

After 18 Indian soldiers were martyred in an attack by Pakistan-backed terrorists in Uri in 2016, the Indian Army had retaliated by carrying out punitive strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir and killed terrorists on the intervening night of September 28-29, 2016.