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'I salute the bravery of armed forces,' Union Minister Prakash Javadekar reacts over IAF strikes in PoK

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 February 2019, 11:10 IST
Prakash Javadekar

As Indian Air Force conducted aerial strikes across the LoC at the terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad, the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar has reacted over the operation and has congratulated the Indian armed forces for successfully carrying out the attack in PoK.

Prakash Javadekar, while interacting with the media said, “We are proud of the Indian armed forces who have carried out the entire operation.”

Adding to it, he said, “The Army has taken the necessary and required step in the matter as they were given a free hand to act against the terrorists, this aerial strike is the corrective answer to them.”

Earlier, PM Narendra Modi chaired a high level CCS meet with top ministers and NSA Ajit Doval, who was detailing about the operation carried out by the Indian Air Force last night.

The international pressure mounting on Pakistan to act against terrorism and terror groups functioning from its soil has soared after 14 February terror blast.

Today, India has conducted pre-dawn 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.

India 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.”

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First published: 26 February 2019, 11:10 IST