Following the terror attack in Uri, where 19 Indian soldiers were martyred, upon Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorisation, India launched a surgical strike across the Line of control on seven terror launch pads.
On September 19, at the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Modi had reacted strongly against the Uri attack, and had asserted that the attack will not go unpunished.
Earlier, India had decided to diplomatically isolate Pakistan and declare it a terrorist state. However, Modi preferred a stronger approach, one that would resonate throughout Pakistan. Modi deemed tough military action necessary and gave a green signal for the more efficacious methods to the Army.
Ever since the Uri Attack on September 18, India plotted silently, preparing itself for the launch that would wreck Pakistan, and on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, it conducted the strike.
The Prime Minister had held a meeting with the Indian Army and Air force Chiefs of Staff, and Indian Navy Vice Chief of Staff on september 24 to discuss the prevailing security situation. Discussions were held regarding how India should respond to the recent Uri attacks.
The operation was lauded across the nation as India demonstrated that it is a force to be reckoned with.