How to Respond to Terror and LoC Attacks: Where Tactical is Strategic?

In military parlance, there are three distinct levels of conflicts – the tactical, operational and the strategic. The tactical obviously implies actions at the lowest level – from the company to the division, while the operational level is seen as the theatre – a corps while strategic entails impact at the campaign or national. A terrorist attack concerning resources employed is sub-tactical – wherein a small group strikes at a target causing disproportionate casualties. Similarly, any action at the Line of Control (LOC) carried out by a small team such as the BAT (border action team) is at best tactical having a direct impact at the post which is struck or ambush of a patrol. The overall effect of these measures is at the national or strategic level. Take the case of the Uri terrorist attack in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed by a small group of four terrorists. 

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In case you come across any suspicious activity, any suspicious movement or have any information to tell to the Anti-Terror Squad, please take a note of the new ALL INDIA TOLL-FREE Terror Help-line '1090'. Your city's Police or Anti-Terror squad will take action as quickly as possible. Remember that this single number 1090 is valid all over india. This is a toll free number and can be dialled from mobile phones also. Moreover, the identity of the caller will be kept a secret.

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