Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma seems impressed with the Central Government. Acting tough on the recent incursion in Uri, the Indian Army on the Centre’s command gave a befitting reply to Pakistan. And the Meghalaya CM is all praises for the Central Government.
What Happened in the Uri Attack?
At around 5:30 a.m. on 18 September, four militants attacked an Indian Army brigade headquarters in Uri, near the Line of Control in a pre-dawn ambush. The terrorists were said to have lobbed 17 grenades in three minutes, killing 17 army personnel. A gun battle ensued lasting six hours, during which all the four militants were killed. An additional 19-30 soldiers were reported to have been injured in the attack.
On September 29, eleven days after the attack, the Indian Army said it conducted ‘surgical strikes’ against suspected militants in Pakistan administered Kashmir. Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said that it had made a pre-emptive strike against ‘terrorist teams’ who were preparing to “carryout infiltration and conduct terrorist strikes inside Jammu and Kashmir.
Mukul Sangma wants surgical strikes against NE Militants.
Now Mukul Sangma wants the Centre to conduct surgical strikes against NE militants too. He believes similar situation in the lines of Indo-Pak border exists in the Northeast region and wants the Centre to act tough on these militants.
‘The Centre should deal with the installations of anti-national elements on foreign soil since going beyond the international boundary is not a state subject. Similar situation exists in the North East and beyond the international boundaries of the region. Therefore, the central government should act tough against these militants in the north-eastern states,’ he said.
The Meghalaya CM also believes surgical strikes are appropriate in dealing with terrorists as they lead to minimum casualty. He also urged the Central Govt to continue their tough stance in this regard.