Indian army's surgical strikes across the Line of Control against terrorists prepping for attacks in India were conducted after midnight on Wednesday and went on till 4.30 am
- The strikes were conducted upto two km in Pakistani territory, army sources have said.
- Eight terrorist launch pads were targeted across different sectors. These camps had been under surveillance for about a week.
- The army said there were "massive casualties of terrorists, their guides and handlers." Sources say India has evidence of damage inflicted, which will be released when appropriate.
- "Our forces have gone deep in and come back before sunrise," government sources said.
- A combination of ground forces and helicopter-borne troops were involved in the strikes.
- According to the army, the terrorists were planning major attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and in metros.
- All forces along the Line of Control including the Indian Air Force have been kept on high alert.
- Villages near the border in Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab are being vacated as a precaution.
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Chief Ministers and senior political leaders and briefed them on the strikes.
- The government has informed the President, Vice President and former prime minister Manmohan Singh about the surgical strikes.