Indian armed forces conducted surgical strikes in the early hours of September 29 across the Line of Control (LoC), in what is seen as a paradigm shift in Modi government's approach to dealing with transborder terrorism. The surgical strikes were in retaliation for the Uri attack in which 19 soldiers were killed.

the surgical strikes involved less than 100 commandos in groups of 20 each who targeted five points two to three km beyond the LoC. Coming days after the deadlyUri attack, India was able to cause "significant" casualties among the terrorists targeted in the operation. The extracted number of those killed and equipment destroyed was not made public.

In one of the deadliest attacks on the Army in recent years, militants had stormed a battalion headquarters of the force in North KAshmir's Uri town early on September 18, killing 19 jawans and injuring several others. Four militants involved in the terror strike were killed by the Army. Heavily armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the army. Explosions and gunfire erupted as the militants attacked the camp, which is located barely few metres away from the Army's brigade Headquarters in Uri town, 102 km from Srinagar.

The jawans of the Dogra Regiment were sleeping in a tent which caught fire due to the explosion. The fire also engulfed the nearby barracks. The administrative base had a large strength of troops of units turning over after their tour of duty who were stationed in tents/temporary shelters which caught fire and resulted in heavy casualties.

it is believed that the attack was the handiwork of a freshly infiltrated group of militants who could have entered along the Salamabad Nallah into the town.