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BIG STATEMENT: Arun Jaitley Says 'anything Is Possible' Harkening Back To US Operation To Kill Osama Bin Laden On Pakistani Soil, Against Backdrop Of IAF's Blitz Of Pak Terror Bases

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:

A day after India struck down six JeM terror base camps perpetrating in multiple locations of Pakistan, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asserted that 'every dream is possible now'. His statement has come in the aftermath of the air strike by Indian Air Force in which 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets dropped 1000 kg payload on JeM terror camps destroying the largest Jaish base led by outfit chief Masood Azhar's brother-in-law Yusuf Azhar, killing over 300 terrorists in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chikoti in Pakistan. 

Addressing the gathering at an event in New Delhi, Union Minister Arun Jaitley spoke about the commotion that the country has been facing in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack after which India took revenge by destroying the JeM terror camps in Pakistan on February 26. 

"I think these days the country is better understanding it's excitement and identity. It was said during British governance quite often that 'one week, a week too long a time'. In our country. people rise up with excitement, and seeing the last 24 hours, we can term this last 'one week' as 'one day'," he said.

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Sharing a narrative of how US Special forces raided an al Qaeda compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed the world's most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden, Arun Jaitley hinted at the fact that 'everything is possible for India' today.

"The kind of things that we see... I remember when the Naval SEALs of United State took Osama Bin Laden from Abbottabad (Pakistan)... then can't we do the same? This used to be just an imagination, a desire, a frustration, a disappointment. But today this is possible," he added, 

In a 40 minute long operation from start to finish, the U.S. Special Forces, found and killed bin Laden within nine minutes on May 2, 2011, almost 10 years after 9/11. 

At the pre-dawn of February 26, the Indian Air Force conducted an operation using Mirage 2000 jets, loaded with laser-guided bombs, and went inside the enemy's territory and struck the heart of terrorism. Three bases, including the one in Balakot, were ripped into pieces within 17 minutes. 

The strike at Balakot, which is 24 kilometres northwest of Muzaffarabad, took place between 3:45 am and 3:53 am. The locations hit in this strike were joint training camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen.

The strike at Muzaffarabad took place between 3:48 am and 3:55 am

The strike at Chakoti took place between 3:58 am and 4:04 am

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