Surgical strikes on terrorists in PoK pre-emptive action: FM

New Delhi, Sep 29: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today termed Indian army's "surgical strikes" on terrorists preparing to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as pre-emptive action.

"India is capable of repelling all forces that subvert peace in the region. We are proud of #IndianArmy & leadership of @narendamodiji," Jaitley tweeted.

The first ever direct military action across LoC inflicted significant casualties, the Indian Army said.

"We are proud of #IndianArmy for taking pre-emptive action & repelling terrorists' attempt to destabilise peace & tranquility in the region," the finance minister said in another tweet.

Minister for Power, Coal, Renewable Energy and Mines Piyush Goyal said: "Congratulations to the Indian Army for #SurgicalStrikes to safeguard our nation. We are committed to fighting against terror in the region."

Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said: "Surgical strikes were conducted when Pakistan didn't mend
ways after repeated diplomatic efforts 2 check terrorism originating frm their soil."