India’s air strike on Pakistan: 12 days after Pulwama, Video Inside

India's air strike on Pakistan: 12 days after Pulwama

The government has not commented yet, but an official statement is expected soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security this morning.

Opposition leaders lauded the Indian Air Force after cross-LoC airstrikes were reported on Tuesday morning, right after 12 days after a terrorist attack in Pulwama killed 40 CRPF jawans.

10-12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation which was carried out at around 3:30 am in early morning hours today. And as per sources more than 10 Mirage 2000 jets participated in a major strike on a Jaish-e-Muhammad camp in Balakot dropping 1000 KG bombs around 3:30am.

And it is believed that  200 to 300 terrorists have been killed.

See the video.

 

The government has not commented yet, but an official statement is expected soon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security this morning.

Union Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, announced  the strike on Twitter.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal all tweeted messages of praise for the IAF.

The cross-border air attack destroyed terrorist launchpads and Jaish-e-Mohammed control rooms, sources said.

It comes just 12 days after Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based terrorist group, carried out the suicide bombing in Pulwama, which sparked widespread fury in India.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 200-300 terrorists killed: Sources
  • India’s response comes 12 days after Pulwama attack
  • Official statement expected soon

It has already killed the mastermind of the bombing in an encounter, gone on a diplomatic offensive to isolate Pakistan on the world stage, increased basic customs duty on Pakistani exports, and reiterated plans to stop its share of Indus water from flowing to its northwestern neighbour.

 

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