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After the Uri terror attack, every Indian was craving for the revenge and when Indian Army gave a befitting response to the terrorists and to its creator by a surgical operation. Every Indian is now proud of Indian Army. But, this is not the first time Indian Army has brought glory to our nation. Here is the list of 10 moments of pride.

1. September 29,2016 POK

On 29 September 2016, Director General of Military Operation disclosed that Indian Para Commandos have carried out a surgical strike 2–3 km inside Pakistan administered Kashmir crossing the Line of Control. As per the statement, the operation was started at 12:30 AM and ended at 4:30 AM. It was reported that nearly 5-8 terror launch pads were destroyed and the operation caused significant casualties including death of several militants and 2 Pakistani Rangers. However, ISP Rejected any kind of surgical strike inside Pakistani side of LOC
It was a response to Uri attack.

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2. June 7, 2015 India – Myanmar Border

The surgical strike inside Myanmar was carried out by a crack team of about 70 commandos of the Indian Army who finished the operation within 40 minutes, leaving 38 Naga insurgents dead and seven injured. The teams trekked through the thick jungles for at least five kilometers before they reached the training camps. The actual operation (hitting the camp and destroying it) took about 40 minutes. Not only did the commandos kill those present at the camps in gun fight, during which rocket launchers were also used, one of the camp was also set on fire.
It was a response to Manipur Militant attack.

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3. Operation Black Tornado, Mumbai 2008

The National Security Guard (NSG) commandos conducted an operation “ Black Tornado” when terrorists attacked eight places in Mumbai. The operation ran for a long period of time starting from Nariman point it ended to Taj Mahal Hotel killing 9 of the 10 terrorists. This was the toughest operation of Indian Armed forces. So impressed were the armies around the world, that 25 nations sent their soldiers to India to learn the tactics used by the Indian Army.

It was the response to Mumbai attack

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4. Operation Vijay, Kargil 1999

The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil District of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line Of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC,which serves as the de facto border between the two states.This operation was a great success for Indian Army, later with the help of Indian Air Force it recaptured all its positions.

It was the response to the infiltrations of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri Militants.

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5. Operation Parakram 2001-02

Operation Parakram was initiated involving close to 500,000 troops mobilized at the Pakistani border in preparation for an all-out war, the biggest troop mobilization in India since the 1971 War. Parallel to it, India put forward its demands for Pakistan to shut down all its support to the Kashmir Insurgency and handover 20 terrorists that India believed were living in Pakistan. In response, Pakistan mobilized its own troops. Armies of two countries stood against each other, on the brink of a major war. In fact, now the two neighbours came closer to a full-scale war than they had come to during the Kargil Conflict, when New Delhi had decided not to cross border into Pakistan.
It was the response to the attack on Parliament.

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6. Operation Cactus, Maldives 1988

The operation started on the night of 3 November 1988, when President Gayoom requested assistance from India, and the operation began when the Indian Air Force landed with soldiers of the parachute regiment at the Male Airport. The control of the capital was restored within hours. The mercenaries tried to flee on captured boats but were intercepted by Indian Navy frigates. It was an attempt by the rebels from Maldives along with People’s Liberation Of Tamil Elam.(LTTE)
It was a help to Maldives

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7. Operation Pawan, 1987

It was an operation by the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) to take control of Jaffna from the Liberation Tigers Of Tamil Elam (LTTE), better known as the Tamil Tigers, in late 1987 to enforce the disarmament of the LTTE as a part of the Indo- Sri Lanka Accord. In brutal fighting lasting about three weeks, the IPKF took control of the Jaffna Peninsula from the LTTE, something that the Sri Lankan Army had tried but failed to do mainly due to Indian political interventions. Supported by Indian Army tanks, helicopter gunships and heavy artillery, the IPKF routed the LTTE at the cost of 214 soldiers.

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8. Operation Meghdoot, 1984

It was the code-name for the Indian Armed Forces operation to capture the Siachen Glacier in the Jammu and Kashmir State of India, precipitating the Siachen Conflict. Launched on 13 April 1984, this military operation was unique as the first assault launched in the world’s highest battlefield. The military action resulted in Indian troops gaining control of the entire Siachen Glacier.

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9. Indo-Pakistani War, 1965

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India. The conflict began following Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against Indian rule. India retaliated by launching a full-scale military attack on West Pakistan The seventeen-day war caused thousands of casualties on both sides and witnessed the largest engagement of armoured vehicles and the largest tank battle since World War II.

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10. First Kashmir War, 1947

This was the first time when Indian and Pakistani armies entered the war.The maharaja of Kashmir lost control over western parts of Kashmir. After the war, the fronts solidified gradually, what came to be known as the Line of Control. A formal cease-fire was declared at 23:59 on the night of 1 January 1949.The result of the war was inconclusive, however, most neutral assessments, agree that India was the victor of the war as it was able to succesfully defend about two-third of the Kashmir including Kashmir valley,Jammu and Ladakh.

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