Balakot strike, we hit the bulls eye, IAF tells Govt: TV report

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) dropped bombs on the training camp of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot in Pakistan, the IAF has reportedly provided the government with proof that it hit targets during the February 26 airstrike.

According to Republic TV, the IAF has submitted satellite images to the Centre as proof of successful Balakot airstrike, which showed that 80 per cent of the bombs deployed during the airstrike hit their intended targets.

 

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Accusing India of “eco-terrorism”, Pakistan has claimed that Indian warplanes bombed a hilly forest area near the northern Pakistani town of Balakot that damaged only the pine trees and forest land.

According to the report, the Indian Air Force has submitted a dossier to the government, which contains 12 pages of high-resolution satellite images and synthetic aperture radar imagery collected from an intelligence aircraft platform flying in Indian airspace.

On February 26, in a well-coordinated operation, a fleet of Mirage 2000 aircraft struck inside Pakistan, targeting the JeM’s training camp, which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

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