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India Strikes Jaish Camps In Pakistan, Imran Asks Pakistanis To Be Prepared For Eventualities

Updated on 4 March, 2019 at 1:24 pm By

In what is seen as revenge for Pulwama terror attack, 12 Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) early on February 26 morning and destroyed terror camps of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. Reportedly, India dropped 1,000 kg of bombs and completely destroyed them, news agency ANI reported quoting Air Force sources. Reports also say that the strikes were “exactly as planned”.


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As per media reports, the estimated casualty due to the result of the bombing is somewhere between 200-300. The laser guided bombs are built with Israeli technology and were first used in Kargil. The air strike happened around 3.30 am.

 

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale newsx

 

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said a large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders were eliminated in largest JeM camp in Balakot. The camp was led by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM chief Masood Azhar.

 


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He also said that the airstrike as “non-military” preemptive action, and said it was “absolutely necessary” as the government had “credible intelligence” of Jaish will attempt more suicide terror attacks in India.

 

 

Following the strike, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has reviewed the security situation along with Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief BS Dhanoa.

Here is how political leaders from various parties responded:

 

 

Here is how Twitterati reacted to the news:

 

 

Meanwhile, Pakistani military claimed that IAF jets crossed the LoC, following which the former “scrambled” immediately.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson for Pakistani Army, said the Pakistani Air Force gave a timely and effective response, following which Indian jets released payload in haste and they fell near Balakot, and no causality reported.

 

 

Here are Ghafoor’s tweets:

 

 


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Soon after IAF’s strike, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the armed forces and the people of Pakistan to remain “prepared for all eventualities.” Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India has committed “aggression” by violating the LoC and Islamabad has “right to self-defence”.

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