Days after Pulwama attack, India carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan on Tuesday. According to the top government sources, there were over 200 casualties from IAF strike. Reports say that terror launch pads in Balakot, Chakothi, and Muzaffarabad sectors in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, which has completely been destroyed along with JeM control rooms.
ANI reported that Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of Indian formation. Western Air Command coordinated operation.
According to the report, Indian Air force carried out the strike around 3:30 AM in the morning. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, completely destroying them.
Meanwhile, a video is going viral on the internet showing Indian Jets dropping bombs. Even the government officials of Pakistan have confirmed it.
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While officials in the air force refused to comment, saying that they have nothing to reply. According to the sources, the force was targeting a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) hideout in Balakot sector with laser-guided bombs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level CCS meeting in New Delhi along with Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Arun Jaitley on the attack.
India carried out the strikes two weeks after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, in which over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed exploded a car full of bombs next to a security convoy.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed, which is led by Masood Azhar, had claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack and had also posted videos of the bomber, who had joined the terror group a year ago.
On September 29, 2016, the army had carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to an attack on its base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri earlier that month. This strike is being called Surgical Strike 2 and Surgical Strike 2.0.