India is a soft state, but always act or carried out harsh steps like surgical strike and Covert Operation on the basis of very specific and credible information from intelligence. For example: Myanmar Covert Operation was the best example of the military’s prompt and bold action when the militants ambushed an Army convoy and killed 18 soldiers in the Chandel district of Manipur which was the deadliest attack in two decades.
Recently, India had carried out surgical strikes targeting “launch pads” for terrorists across the Line of Control (LoC) in order to justify its stand on Zero tolerance of terrorism that never allowed terrorists to operate across the Line of Control with impunity and attack Indian citizens.
The Surgical Strike or Surgical Operation is a legitimate, well planned military action intended to deal only with a specific target to avoid collateral damage to surrounding structures and the general public. This kind of operation or strike requires intense coordination among the government, intelligence agencies and the security forces for the success. These are quick and effective strike or operation and also the reinforcement of commandos are kept on standby for any eventuality.
This is an act of the Armed Forces that can be followed up through raiding air, airdropping or ground strike by the team of Special Operations (ops) Forces. These special-operations forces trained enough to conduct sabotage, reconnaissance, subversive and other special operations on the territory of foreign countries during early morning hours as an ‘element of surprise’’.