Today, India has conducted pre-dawn air strikes on the terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad across the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir late night at 03:30 am by 12 mirage 2000 fighter jets. It is estimated that at least 200-300 Jaish terrorists have been killed in the strike as per media reports.
Congratulatory messages from all walks of life are pouring in. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir also Tweeted congratulating the Indian air force. Gambhir wrote, “JAI HIND, IAF @IAF_MCC @adgpi #IndiaStrikesAgain #IndiaStrikesBack #IndiaStrikes.”
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.