Days ago PM Modi had urged Indians to trust the “soldiers guarding the frontiers, god and the Modi government”. And within days the rogue nation Pakistan has been taught a lesson as the Indian Air Force crossed the border, entered into Pakistani territory and avenged the martyrdom of 49 CRPF Jawans of Pulwama attack.
Now the reports claim that atleast 200-300 Pakistani terrorists have been eliminated in the attack. What is another break through for India is that the top commander JeM and brother-in-law of Masood Azhar has been eliminated during the attack.
The attack of the Indian Air Force took between 3:45 am and 3:53 am. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets striked at Balakot, which is 24 kilometres northwest of Muzaffarabad inflicting heavy damages. The location were joint training camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.
Within 21 minutes the entire mission was completed and none of the Indians were injured. Now a news report has emerged that Pakistan F16s tried to retaliate but they were turned back. Yes, the Pakistan Air Force refused to retaliate looking at the formation of mighty Indian Air Force. ANI reported “Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of Indian formation. Western Air Command coordinated operation”.
Sources: Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of Indian formation. Western Air Command coordinated operation. pic.twitter.com/cCXndYNc1H
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2019
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale addressed a press briefing confirming Indian Air Force’s strike at Pakistan and said “The JeM has been operating in Pakistan for over two decades, which is led by Masood Azhar. This organization is responsible for a series of terror attacks. Credible intelligence was received that Jaish-e-Mohammed was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country & fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. A pre-emptive strike became important. In an intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, India struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander & groups of Jihadis were eliminated. This facility in Balakot was headed by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar”.