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Surgical Strikes: Lt Gen Nimbhorkar reveals why Indian troops carried leopard urine

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 13 Sep 2018, 01:28:56 AM
The Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT was severely hit in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian Army. (Representative image)

The Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT was severely hit in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian Army. (Representative image)

New Delhi:

Lieutenant General Rajendra Ramrao Nimbhorkar, who participated in the 2016 surgical strikes, on Wednesday revealed that the Indian troops had carried leopard urine to scare the dogs during the operations.

"There was a possibility of dogs in villages barking at us on the route. I knew they are scared of leopards. We carried leopard urine with us and that worked. Dogs didn't dare to come forward," Nimbhorkar, former Nagrota (J&K) Corps Commander, said. 


The Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) was severely hit in the cross-LoC surgical strikes on terror launch pads carried out by the Indian Army with assessment reports of radio intercepts indicating that around 20 of its militants were killed. 

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In a well-calibrated operation, on the intervening night of September 28-29, the Indian Army moved across the LoC and smashed four launch pads that were under the guard of a Pakistani post located 700 metres from the LoC. 

Nimbhorkar, Indian Army's Master General of the Ordnance, was awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal for distinguished service, joining the ranks of officers decorated with the most medals for gallantry and distinguished service.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 12 Sep 2018, 03:06:45 PM