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.