Details of the Indian army operation to avenge beheadings in 2011

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  1. Project Dharma

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    Official documents reveal the details of surgical strike in 2011
    Over a few weeks in the summer of 2011, India and Pakistan staged two of the bloodiest cross-border surgical strikes in which at least 13 soldiers were killed, and six of them decapitated. Five of those heads were carried across the border as trophies — two to Pakistan and three to India.

    Official documents, video and photographic evidence accessed by the The Hindu, chillingly capture the two cross-border raids and the brutality of the tit-for-tat cycle which seems far deadlier than what is publicly acknowledged.

    Major General (retired) S.K. Chakravorty, who planned and executed the operation as the chief of Kupwara-based 28 Division, confirmed the raid to The Hindu.

    However, he refused to discuss further details.

    The Pakistani raiders struck a remote army post in Gugaldhar ridge in Kupwara, on the afternoon of July 30, 2011, surprising the six soldiers from the Rajput and Kumaon regiments. The 19 Rajput Battalion was to be replaced by 20 Kumaon around the time the Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) struck. The attacking team took back the heads of Havildar Jaipal Singh Adhikari and Lance Naik Devender Singh of 20 Kumaon. A soldier of the 19 Rajput, who reported the attack, died later in a hospital.

    Reconnaisance mission

    In revenge, the Indian Army planned Operation Ginger, which would turn out to be one of the deadliest cross-border raids carried out by the Indian Army in recent memory.

    To carry out the revenge attack at least seven reconnaissance — physical and air surveillance mounted on UAV — missions were carried out to identify potential targets.

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    Consequently, three Pakistani army posts were determined to be vulnerable: Police Chowki, a Pakistani army post near Jor, Hifazat and Lashdat lodging point. The mission was to spring an ambush on Police Chowki to inflict maximum casualty.

    According to a secret report of the raid, accessed by this newspaper, different teams for ambush, demolition, surgical strike and surveillance were constituted following the Gugaldhar beheadings.

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    A few days after the beheading, Indian Army discovered a video clip from a Pakistani militant who was killed in an encounter while crossing into Kashmir, showing Pakistanis standing around the severed heads of Adhikari and Singh displayed on raised platform. The Hindu has a copy of the video.

    After repeated recce over two months, the Army launched Operation Ginger on Tuesday, August 30. According to one of those involved in the operation, “We decided on Tuesday because in the past, including in Kargil war (of 1999) we always tasted victory on this day. We deliberately planned the operation just a day before the Eid as it was the time when Pakistanis least expected a retaliation,” he said.

    For the strike, about 25 soldiers, mainly Para Commandos, reached their launch-pad at 3 a.m. on August 29 and hid there until 10 p.m. They then crossed over the Line of Control to reach close to Police Chowki. By 4 a.m. on August 30, the planned day of the attack, the ambush team was deep within the enemy territory waiting to strike.

    Over the next hour, claymore mines were placed around the area and the commandos took positions for the ambush, waiting for clearance through secure communication route. At 7 a.m. on August 30, the troops saw four Pakistani soldiers, led by a Junior Commissioned Officer, walking towards the ambush site. They waited till the Pakistanis reached the site then detonated the mines. In the explosions all four were grieviously injured. Then the raiding commandoes lobbed grenades and fired at them.

    One of the Pakistani soldiers fell into a stream that ran below. Indian soldiers rushed to chop off the heads of the other three dead soldiers. They also took away their rank insignias, weapons and other personal items. The commandos then planted pressure IED’s beneath one of the bodies, primed to explode when anyone attempted to lift the body.

    Hearing the explosions, two Pakistani soldiers rushed from the post but were killed by a second Indian team waiting near the ambush site. Two other Pakistani army men tried to trap the second team but a third team covering them from behind eliminated the two, says an official report.

    While the Indian soldiers were retreating, another group of Pakistani soldiers were spotted moving from Police Chowki towards the ambush site. Soon they heard loud explosions, indicating the triggering of the IEDs planted under the body, according to the report. According to assessment, at least two to three more Pakistani soldiers were killed in that blast.

    The operation had lasted 45 minutes, and the Indian team left the area by 7.45 a.m. to head back across the LoC. The first team reached an Indian army post at 12 noon and the last party by 2.30 p.m.. They had been inside enemy territory for about 48 hours, including for reconnaissance. At least eight Pakistani troops had been killed and another two or three more Pakistani soldiers may have been fatally injured in the action. Three Pakistani heads — of Subedar Parvez, Havildar Aftab and Naik Imran — three AK 47 rifles and other weapons were among the trophies carried back by the Indian soldiers.

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    “But this was not without the heart pounding moments. We got a message on our secure line that one of our jawans accidentally fell on a mine and blew his finger while exfiltrating. Till the time you have seen the person, it was difficult to say what exactly could have happened. He came back safely with his buddies,” said the source.

    The severed heads were photographed, and buried on the instructions of senior officers. Two days later, one of the senior most Generals in the command turned up and asked the team about the heads. “When he came to know that we had buried them, he was furious and asked us to dig up the heads, burn them and throw the ashes into the Kishenganga, so that no DNA traces are left behind. We did so,” said the source.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...across-the-line-of-control/article9202758.ece
     
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  3. Indianboy

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    Happy if it really happened...:)
     
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    Hindu article has leaked (deliberately?) Army papers, seems as legit as it gets.
     
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    You fucking idiots, why do this?
    Court martial that stupid general.
     
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    The general who confirmed the raid? It seems obvious to me that this "leak" is deliberate to pander to the Indian masses who want to see proof of the surgical strikes.
     
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    We should have released these details in 2011 immediately after this revenge. If this would have happen. Pakistani would have not tried these terrorists attacks.

    This time they have used flame throwers on terrorists.
     
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    What dumb idiot boasts about severing military personnels head and also let media to take snaps of confidential docs.
     
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    These communist leaning papers like "The Hindu" are un happy with overwhelming nation's support for Modi post surgical strike... This revelation was for damage control only... Elections are coming in UP & Punjab more reports will come out in future...
     
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    We must not have read the same article? Or you misunderstood? The general commented because the newspaper reached out to him. They got the docs and operation details from another source which they have not revealed.
     
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    this is what you say..taking political mileage!
    Congress would have handled professionally in 2011 if they did a media conferences and said the same.

    but they chose not to for obvious reasons that include a backlash from paki army who will be under pressure and congies didnt know how to handle that pressure. + congress didnt like to take a PUBLIC HARD STANCE on pakistan with all the peacenicks and aman ki thamasha doves flying around boosted by NGO funding with congress support
    Congress did that just to settle the army into place.


    Exposes the congress plan...First the right hand man of Rahul Gandhi makes a controversy through press conference..
    Then..the whole party comes with various flavors of it to explain things :pound::pound::pound:
    The whole congress is was and will be a drama

    What the current GoI made is a public stance on pakistan. and they will take hard stance on pak because thats the ONLY thing pak understands.
    Visible stance is what international forums rely on for various formulations.
    and the current stance of GoI is yielding results..

    Now congress is crying because..they though by radically altering the Indian stance..GoI has got an upper hand on pakistan...which the congress lost.
    GoI used the surgical strike + public support on it + diplomatic stance to completely alter pak equation.
    Thats how it is played..not just taking revenge ..but taking revenge and making it unfordable for the enemy,

    Whatever surgical strike army did on 2011 lost the momentum because it didnt fulfill any diplomatic objective in REAL WORLD because congress were pussies to isolate pakistan.

    Now..congress is just looking for some political brownie points by using army.

     
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    If true then good. If only Congi baboons allowed the army to strike as Pre-emptive action and not plain reaction.
     
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    @sorcerer great analysis !! I liked it very much...
     
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    I am concerned that these leaks are being done by Congressis to take away sheen off the 2016 #SurgicalStrikes. It is one thing to report, but another to print official IA reports and maps. I strongly dissaprove this and suspect The Hindu and hidden Congress agenda.

    The raid itself is not secret since Pakis reported it to UNMOGIP
     
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    Lets not politicised our armed forces. Be it Congress or BJP or any other party our military have live up to situation.

    Lets keep politics out of it. Pakistanis or Chinese or even western countries should know, if you mess with us, we will pay back in kind in language you understand.
     
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    Sir, no one here is in any mood to politicize Army... we are mere discussing the motive of such revelation especially from those those have no good words for current government ...
     
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    WE NEED TO HINDUIZE AND SAFFRONIZE OUR ARMY
     
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    Yes! It did really happen! :biggrin2:
     
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    Hey man are u the same Abhinav The Brahmin ?
     
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