In what can come as a massive blow to the Congress, days after the Indian Air Force's airstrike on Pakistan's Balakot destroying the largest Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp avenging the Pulwama terror attack, party president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday publicly admitted that India dropped bombs on Pakistan.
While addressing a public rally in Uttarakhand's Dehradun ahead of the Lok Sabha 2019 polls, Rahul Gandhi spoke about various fighter planes manufactured and maintained by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) including Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Mirage 2000, MiG-29, adding that Mirage was fighter plane which dropped the bombs on Pakistan.
"Since 70 years, HAL has been making airplanes. MiG, Mirage, Sukhoi, Jaguar it makes and maintains. The planes which dropped the bombs on Pakistan is maintain by HAL," he said speaking at the rally.
While there have been many Congress leaders raising questions and seeking proofs of India's air strike on Pakistan Jaish terror camps which took place on February 26 (12 days after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF officers were martyred), this admission by party president Rahul Gandhi came as a major embarrassment to the grand old party.
Congress leaders including Navjot Singh Sidhu questioned the strikes as he posted a tweet on social media, asking for the proof that terrorists were killed in the IAF air strike, by saying "were you uprooting terrorists or trees?"
Continuing the terrain of politics over the air strike, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal had cited foreign media reports, putting more trust in the international media above the forces.
While Pakistan had also been in denial of the IAF's air strike on terror camps perpetrating along the LoC, Republic TV's secret source called out its sham for sheltering terror outfits in an explosive three-minute tape.
Republic's secret source and eye-witness to the occurrence disclosed information on how the Pakistan Army wiped out evidence and did cover-up in the aftermath of the air strike.