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New Delhi: Our #ShauryaStories series aims to celebrate the bravehearts and inspire real-life role models as we usher in the 72nd Republic Day. The ghastly Uri terror attack, which led to “surgical strikes” by the Indian Army against terror launch pads on and along the Line of Control (LoC), remains one of the indelible moments in India’s history. 

In the early hours of September 18, 2016, four heavily armed terrorists crossed the Line of Control (LoC), broke through the heavily guarded military camp carrying AK-47 rifles in North Kashmir’s Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir and launched a massive grenade attack. In the attack, 18 soldiers were killed and more than 30 were injured. 

10 days later, on September 28,  India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan. Informing about the strike, Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said in a press briefing, “Based on very credible and specific information which we received yesterday that some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launchpads along the Line of Control with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu & Kashmir and in various other metros in our…


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