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Indian Army Launches Operation Sarvashakti Against Terrorists

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 17-01-2024
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Indian Army launches Operation Sarvashakti to wipe out terrorists from Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

About Sarvashakti

The operation named Sarvashakti aims to conduct coordinated counter-terrorism operations from both sides of the Pir Panjal mountain ranges. 

  • The Srinagar-based Chinar Corps (also known as XV Corps or 15 Corps) and the Nagrota-headquartered White Knight Corps (also known as XVI Corps or 16 Corps) will work together to carry out simultaneous operations. 
  • The Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF, Special Operations Group, and intelligence agencies will collaborate closely to prevent Pakistani attempts to revive terrorism in the Union Territory, particularly in the Rajouri-Poonch sector.
  • The focus of Sarvashakti will be on locating terrorists' hideouts in the dense jungles, mountains, and caves scattered throughout the area. It is suspected that those who carried out ambushes on security forces in the Rajouri-Poonch area in 2023 are hiding in these areas.
  • This operation is taking place against the backdrop of the strained relationship between India and Pakistan.
  • India accuses Pakistan of supporting and harboring terrorist groups that operate against the country. India claims that terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which have been involved in attacks against Indian security forces and civilians, have been receiving support from Pakistan.
  • The Sarvashakti operation is similar to Operation Sarp Vinash of 2003, which was launched against terrorists in the Surankote area of Pir Panjal range. 
  • The operation lasted approximately three months, during which nearly 100 terrorists were killed, and a large number of stores and equipment, including some medical ones, were recovered.

Various Operations of Indian Army




Operation Peace

(Joint military operation involving Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and the state forces of the Kathiawari states)


Annexation of Junagadh

Operation Polo


Ended Nizam rule in Hyderabad 

Operation Vijay


Incorporation of Goa, Daman, and Diu into India

Operation Ablaze


Following Pakistani attack in the Rann of Kutch

Operation RIDDLE


During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965

Operation Steeplechase


Against Naxalites

Operation Cactus Lily (The Meghna Heli Bridge)

(Joint operation of Indian Army and Indian Air Force)


Indo-Pakistani War of 1971

Operation Blue Star


Removal of terrorist Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale from Harmandir Sahib complex in Amritsar, Punjab

Operation Bluebird


Indian retaliation operation to attacks on the Assam Rifles' outpost

Operation Pawan


Operations by the Indian Peace Keeping Force to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE in late 1987

Operation Sarp Vinash


Against insurgents in Jammu and Kashmir

Various Operations of Counter Terrorism Units

Operation Black Thunder-I (NSG)


Capture of the Golden Temple

Operation Black Tornado (NSG)


Against the 2008 Mumbai Terrorist Attacks


Answer: Operation of the Indian Army to wipe out terrorists

Answer: Indian Army

Answer: In Jammu and Kashmir

Answer: 2003
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