Twelve Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) early on Tuesday morning and destroyed terror camps of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. The air strike, which has been dubbed surgical strikes 2.0, comes two weeks after a terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the nation’s armed forces and people to remain prepared “for all eventualities” after holding an emergency meeting of the National Security Council, hours after the IAF warplanes conducted the strike deep in Pakistani territory.
Eleven days after a Jaish-e-Muhammed suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, the Indian Air Force on Tuesday morning crossed the Line of Control and carried out aerial strikes at multiple targets.
At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in the worst attack on the security forces in Pulwama on February 14. The Pakistan-based JeM had claimed responsibility for the gruesome attack
India carried out pre-dawn strikes on a terror camp across the Line of Control, according to reports. The strikes were carried out at around 3:30 this morning by 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets, according to reports.
The aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on terror camps across the Line of Control, completely destroying them, news agency ANI reported, quoting Air Force sources.
Sources told that the strikes, on what is reported to be camps of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, were “100 per cent successful” and went on exactly as planned.
Terror launch pads in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffrabad across the Line of Control were completely destroyed and the control rooms of the Jaish were also destroyed, reported ANI.