Surgical strikes across LoC: Punjab to evacuate nearly 1,000 villages in border districts – Times of India

NAUSHEHRA VILLAGE (TARN TARAN): Punjab has started the process of evacuating nearly 1,000 villages in the six border districts of the state after Indian armed forces carried out surgical strikes+ across the Line of Control on Thursday. The affected villages+ are within 10 km of the India-Pakistan border in the districts of Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Fazilka and Ferozepur.The authorities are making alternative arrangements for about 15 lakh people likely to be displaced in the six districts.”We were informed about the tactical strike on Thursday morning after which we started the evacuation process,” Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said. “The Union home secretary has informed us of the possibility of retaliation. We have activated the state disaster management committee.”

Source: Surgical strikes across LoC: Punjab to evacuate nearly 1,000 villages in border districts – Times of India

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