Twelve days after the dastardly Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred, the Indian Air Force, in a pre-dawn operation, struck and destroyed terrorist camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday.
Reacting to the successful strike carried out by the Indian Air Forces, Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher tweeted saying 'Today will be a good day to start saluting the Prime Minister'.
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Further Praising the Indian PM, who once called himself the 'chaukidar' (watchman) of the country, he said, "Notebandee(Demonetization) raat mein, GST raat mein, surgical strike raat mein aur ear Strike phir raat mein...!!! matalab chaukidar jaag raha hai. Jay Ho.👍🇮🇳"
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As per sources, it was the Indian Air Force's Mirage-2000 fighter jets, 12 in number, that participated in the operation. The operation involved dropping 1000kg payloads on terror camps. Jaish-e-Mohammed terror launchpads at Balakot, Chakoti and Muzaffarabad were destroyed in the operation.
The operation was conducted between 3:53 am and 4:05 am on Tuesday, 26th February.
The strike on Pakistani terror launchpads comes just short of two weeks after the heinous Pulwama terror attack in which a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden car targeted a CRPF convoy. 40 CRPF Jawans were martyred in the attack for which the Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility shortly afterwards. In the days following the attack, the Indian government, including the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, have made clear that the Armed Forces had been given a free rein to avenge the attack.