Maj. Gen (retd) Vinod Saighal, 78, says surgical strike by Indian Army on terrorist launching pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was necessary, though it cannot be technically termed as a surgical strike as it doesn’t fall into that category in the larger sense.
Girish Chandra Saxena, 88, is a former governor of Jammu and Kashmir who was in office in the early ‘90s when insurgency had erupted. He also has the distinction of heading the Research and Analysis Wing for 16 years from 1983 to 1986.
The AR is essentially a force for maintaining law and order in the frontier hill areas of the North-East area of India but has transformed itself into an efficient military force playing a notable role in the wars. They are performing army duties under army commanders yet ‘Equal pay for equal work’ has been ignored for this force.