In the wake of the tweet by Pakistan’s Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor where he accused India of violating the Line of Control, the mainstream media reported one the deadliest retaliation by Indian Air Force after the Pulwama Terror Attack.
12 Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 jets crossed the LoC with substantial intel information and destroyed major militant training camps of the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad in Balakot at around 3:30 A.M. on 26th February. Yusuf Azhar, one of the most wanted terrorists and Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law is said to have been present at the site, though his death hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, confirmed the “pre-emptive non-military” strike by the Indian Air Force later in the morning and has asked the Pakistan authorities to take follow-up action against the terrorists trained on their land.
The political stance of the Government of India and the opposition was equally applaudable in standing by the side of Indian Defence Forces. Pakistan remained in the state of denial of any collateral damage caused to them, though the locals have confirmed to have witnessed the air strike.
Further details of the airstrike will be released by Government of India as and when required, the Foreign Secretary said.
Anusha Mishra – The Reportist