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US lawmakers support India's 'surgical strikes' in PoK

India has received support from top US lawmakers for the surgical strikes that it conducted against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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New Delhi Published on: October 01, 2016 18:11 IST
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Top US lawmakers have supported India over its surgical strikes in PoK

India has received support from top US lawmakers for the surgical strikes that it conducted against terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

India launched these surgical strikes in the aftermath of Uri terror attacks that led to the death of 19 Indian soldiers.

Backing Indian Army’s action, Democratic Congressman Steny Hoyer said that he will continue to support India’s counter terrorism operations.

"Uri attack against India was horrific. Prayers are with victims' families. I will continue to follow India's subsequent counter terrorism op closely," Hoyer, Democratic Whip in the US House of Representatives wrote on Twitter yesterday.

"Our sympathy and support go out to India as they work to counter the terrorism they faced in the Uri Attack," Congressman Pete Olson said in a tweet. Olson, from Texas, is Vice Chair of House Energy and Power Committee.

"Condolences to the victims of last week's terrorist attack on the Indian Army base in Kashmir. We stand with India fighting terrorism," said Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona.

Meanwhile a White House petition seeking to designate Pakistan as "terror state" has gained more than 3,90,000 signatures.

Organisers of the petition said they have set a target of getting the support of more than a million people, which they said would reflect growing sentiment against Pakistan in the United States and globally.

(With PTI inputs)