On surgical strike anniversary, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says something big has happened

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On the second anniversary of the surgical strikes, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said something big has happened in the past two days. He said this in the context of the killing of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan whose throat was slit by Pakistan troops along the Line of Control (LoC).

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday indicated that Indian forces may have hit Pakistani targets across the border to avenge the brutal killing of a BSF jawan by the Pakistanis.

“Something has happened, I won’t reveal it now. Whatever has happened, has happened for the good. Trust me, something truly big has happened two-three days ago and you will also see what happens in future,” Rajnath said referring to the killing of Narendra Singh.

Rajnath Singh gave the BSF a free hand to retaliate in case of firing from the Pakistani side, “I have told the BSF soldiers, don’t fire the first bullet, as they are our neighbours. But if they fire a single bullet first, don’t count the number of bullets you fire back.”

On September 29, 2016, the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launchpads across the LoC in response to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month, wherein 18 Indian soldiers were killed.