PUNE: On Tuesday former Nagrota Corps commander Lt Gen Rajendra Nimbhorkar said that the Indian Army troops used leopard’s urine and faeces to throw off dogs while carrying out surgical strikes, 15km inside Pakistan territory in 2016.
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Nimbhorkar said that the Army had maintained deepest secrecy. “Then defence minister Manohar Parrikar had told us to execute the operation in a week. I had discussed this with our troops a week in advance but didn’t reveal the exact location. They came to know about it a day prior to the attack,” he said.
To execute the operation, Lt Gen Nimbhorkar said that, we had chosen early morning. “We had identified the terrorists’ launch pads. We had studied their timings and got to know that 3.30am was perfect to attack. Before that, our troops had to reach a safe location. They had successfully crossed difficult terrains and mine fields. They destroyed three pads and killed 29 terrorists,” he said.
Postoperative, Nimbhorkar said that the surprise factor to execute this operation had stunned the Pakistan army’s military leaders.