The Indians are curious to know how many terrorists were eliminated by the Indian Air Force in the air strike that was carried out on February 26. It was said that 200 to 300 terrorists from various organisations were eliminated by the IAF, including several top terrorist leaders.
And now putting an end to all the curiosity, the National Security Adviser Ajit Doval while addressing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) in New Delhi revealed that up to 25 top commanders of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) have been eliminated in the operation.
NSA Ajit Doval also said that the destroyed terrorist training bases were highly important for the terrorists and stated “it was a virtual garrison”. Doval added “the facility had firing ranges, explosive test facilities, air-conditioned offices of trainers and barracks”.
Since the India’s air strike at Balakot, the situation at the border has been very tensed. Today the Pakistani fighter jets tried to enter into Indian territory and drop bombs. The Indian AIr Force has attacked only the terrorist base camps but the rattled Pakistan tried to attack the army locations.
But the Indian Air Force not just sent them back the Pakistani jets but managed to shoot one of the fighter jet of Pakistan. But during this, one fighter jet was down and the pilot is missing.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in his media briefing said “Against this Counter Terrorism Action, Pakistan has responded this morning by using its Air Force to target military installations on the Indian side. Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan’s attempts were foiled successfully”.
He added “In that aerial engagement, one Pakistani fighter was shot down by a MIG-21 Bison. We have unfortunately lost one MIG-21. The Pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed the pilot in its custody. We are ascertaining the facts”.