Edit: Sorry, wrong thread
No it hasn't. I have relatives posted across the Line of Control and we have family friends who live on the border.
There was a long skirmish between Pakistani and Indian troops limited to machine gun fire.
This is smokes and mirror by the Indians to give an impression of their strength and to pacify domestic opinion.
To cover up the genocide they have been committing in Kashmir and the murder and blinding of thousands of protestors there in the past few months,
Well, someone's got to do something about Pakistan's terrorist sheltering. Since India's under the most immediate threat it makes sense that they'd be the ones to snap.
I'm of two minds about this (if it is indeed true).
The first is that Pakistan is one of the most dangerous and obnoxious sponsors of terrorism in the world. Their support for murderers like Lashar-e-Taiba, providing them money and arms and training camps to attack the Indians, is absolutely outrageous. India has good cause to be angry.
On the other hand, any incursion (if it did happen) could be a dangerous escalation given both countries possess nuclear weapons and it would be very easy for a situation to escalate. A border flare up turns into a battle between a battalion or two on both sides. The Indians move up several divisions to reinforce the area, the Pakistanis assume this is a prelude to a general attack and send their armoured divisions over the border to pre-empt. Air battles start, and then as Pakistan inevitably starts to lose due to inferiority of numbers, they consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons to make up for their deficiencies.
If they actually did use those tactical nukes, a general nuclear war on the subcontinent would certainly follow.
I wish Pakistan stepped up its assault on terrorists. Alas, it does seem the country is harbouring them - the same as most Islamic countries.
According to my cousin( i called him right now when i saw the news) who serves as a captain in the infamous( among terrorists and Pakistani military)Para SF the attacks did happen and around 30-35 terrorists were killed and also 2 Pakistani personnel. Terror camps were 2-3 km within paki occupied territory. 5 terror camps in bhimber lipa khel(all in POK) were targeted and had been under surveillance by the NSA( intelligence) for around 7 days. It was carried out in the morning today (4:00 -5:30). The operation was carried out by a very small number of our commandos and according to him the terror camps were raised to the ground But he did not tell me which group(Marcos/Para SF/Garud commandos/regular forces) carried it out
But I'm guessing its Para as usual.
Proud of them!
I hope India elects Modi as their god emperor and he removes all terrorists
Meh, can't they just use drones?
This was, more than anything, a media exercise. After the terrorist attack in the same region, there must've been a lot of public anger--they're a country with a billion people, after all. And poof--a strike across the border! That does boost the morale of a country, doesn't it? I'm not doubting the credibility of the so-called strike, just sayin'.