surgical strike

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Noun1.surgical strike - an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target
strike - an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective; "the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn"
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The surgical strikes across the Line of Control in September 2016 were touted to be India's firm response to cross-border terrorism.
Today, he said, one of Pakistan's neighbouring countries was threatening to carry out surgical strikes for which all segments of society must get united to confront the situation.
Lahore -- Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that surgical strikes were being carried out on the country's political stability.
LAHORE: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Saturday said that surgical strikes were being carried out on the country's political stability.
The interior minister likened the internal threats to the stability of Pakistan with the threats of surgical strikes from the neighbouring country.
Speaking to media persons, Ahsan Iqbal said 'our enemy is making threats of surgical strikes whereas inside the country, surgical strikes are being carried out on the parliament and government to spread a chaos.
Pakistan thinks it is fighting a war that is paying them dividends but we have several options, including surgical strikes,' the Indian army chief said in an interview, without giving details that would compromise India's tactical and strategic response.
On September 29 2016, eleven days after the Uri attack, the Indian army had conducted surgical strikes against suspected terrorists in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.
IANS Panaji The strategy to execute surgical strikes were carried out with such secrecy that mobile phones were switched off and kept at a distance during the crucial meetings with senior military and Defence Ministry officials, former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.
Panaji: Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar has said the planning for the September 2016 surgical strikes in Pakistan-administered Kashmir started in June 2015 after the NSCN-K ambushed an army convoy in Manipur.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines said it was forced to target mosques in its surgical strikes because terrorists have taken refuge in these places of worship.
In any event, India claims there are bases on the Pakistan side in which hundreds of terrorists are poised to attack from "launch pads," and that after the Uri assault "the Indian army conducted surgical strikes at several of these launch pads to pre-empt infiltration by terrorists.