12 days after the deadly Pulwama terror attack, Indian Air Force carried out air strike and bombed a terror camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed on Tuesday, early in the morning. According to reports, terror camp was located across the LoC in Balakote sector on a hilltop away from any civilian presence and was destroyed by laser bombs.
Over 10 bombs were dropped in the attack by of IAF’s multi-role fighter jet Mirage 2000 around 3:30 on Tuesday morning. The aerial attack comes the day after Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held a high-level meeting with all three service chiefs.
According to the foreign secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale, the air strike carried out by IAF is a ‘non military pre-emptive move’ and it was specifically targeted to the JeM camp making sure to avoid civilian casualty. “JeM were attempting to carry out more suicide attacks in India. The training camp was headed by Yusuf Azhar.”
Lauding the efforts of the Indian Air Force, responses are pouring in from all sectors.
🇮🇳 I salute the pilots of the IAF. 🇮🇳
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 26, 2019
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 26, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 26, 2019
Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force… Jai ho !!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 26, 2019
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 26, 2019
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 26, 2019
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) February 26, 2019
Am so proud of our #IndianAirForce.
As they say, Modi hai to mumkin hai!
— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) February 26, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2019
— Rakul Preet (@Rakulpreet) February 26, 2019
Killing a terrorist today saves many many innocent lives tomorrow 🇮🇳 I salute the #IndianAirforce for making this possible by destroying the terror camps across the border. सौ सोनार की एक लोहार की ✈️✈️✈️ #JaiHind #BharatMataKiJai #IndiaStrikesBack 🇮🇳
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 26, 2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 26, 2019
In the war of right & wrong,
You can not afford to be neutral,
The war against terror outfits is spot on…
Bravo Indian Air Force @IAF_MCC
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) February 26, 2019
Great job by the IAF. And great choice of words by govt “non-military preemptive action against terrorists (and not against Pak)”. Makes it difficult for Pak to escalate. Josh and Hosh both on display. Very well done. #IndianAirForce #IndiaStrikesBack
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) February 26, 2019
BRAVO INDIA 🇮🇳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 26, 2019
#IndianAirForce 🙏🏻🇮🇳 Jai Hind🇮🇳
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) February 26, 2019
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) February 26, 2019
Bravo to the #IndianAirForce! They have sent a much needed message against terror. We are proud of you. Jai Hind! 🇮🇳
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) February 26, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 26, 2019
Extremely proud of our #IndianAirForce. Salutes to the brave pilots of IAF🇮🇳
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 26, 2019
Super proud of the #IndianAirForce! I salute this act of bravery! 🇮🇳
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 26, 2019
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) February 26, 2019
— Kajal Aggarwal (@MsKajalAggarwal) February 26, 2019
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