Surgical strikes were a message, will be repeated if needed: Army chief

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Surgical strikes were a message, will be repeated if needed: Army chief

General Rawat added that not only surgical strikes but there were also other ways of counteraction.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said that the surgical strikes were a message to Pakistan. He added that if the adversary did not behave such activities will be repeated.

The comments were made a day after an Uri-style attack was foiled by security forces in the Uri sector on Sunday. General Rawat added that apart from surgical strikes there were also other measures of counteraction.

General Rawat made the statements while interacting with media persons today evening.

Incidentally, reports suggested that Pakistan had planned an attack on the first anniversary of the Uri attack that claimed the lives of 23 soldiers and left several others injured.

However, security forces, who were alerted by locals about the suspicious movements in Kalgai region of Kashmir's Uri district, carried out an encounter killing three militants who had barged in to carry out an attack.

The slain militants were believed to be a part of a group of 15 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists who infiltrated from Pakistan.

The attack took place while both India and Pakistan traded charges of terrorism against each other at the United Nations General Assembly.

While Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj called Pakistan a terror factory, Pakistan's Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi called India south Asia's largest hypocrisy.

Lodhi was also under fire after she held aloft an image of a Palestinian woman to suggest India's atrocity in Kashmir.