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Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar salutes Indian Air Force after Surgical Strike 2

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 February 2019, 15:30 IST
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Former Indian cricketer and Bharat Ratna recipient Sachin Tendulkar reacted to air strikes conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist camp in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir’s Balakot region. Sachin Tendulkar took to his offical Twitter handle to congratulate the IAF. Sachin said, “Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness. I salute the IAF, Jai Hind.”

Sachin Tendulkar was honoured by being made an Honorary Group Captain of the Indian Air Force at the 83rd Indian Air Force Day celebrations at the Hindon Air Base in October 2015.

 

Indian Air Force have dropped around '1,000 kg of bombs' guided through laser and have completely destroyed the bunkers.

News agency ANI tweeted, informing, “Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC completely destroyed in IAF air strikes. JeM control rooms also destroyed.”

Further, ANI tweeted, “Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of Indian formation. Western Air Command coordinated operation.”

The strikes are in retaliation of the attacks on Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 soldiers by a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed and many others were injured. This was termed as the worst attack on Indian soldiers since 1989 insurgency started in the valley.

First published: 26 February 2019, 15:30 IST
 
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