Following a suicide bomb attack earlier this month which killed 40 CRPF jawaans, India’s foreign secretary has confirmed airstrikes were launched on Pakistan-based terror camps on Tuesday morning. ANI also reported: "At 0330 hours on 26th February, a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it."
Reacting on the same and celebrating the victory, Rajinikanth tweeted: "BRAVO INDIA".
Here's his tweet -
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Indian Air Strike: "Information regarding the location of training camps in Pakistan and PoJK has been provided to Pakistan from time to time. Pakistan, however, denies their existence. The existence of such massive training facilities capable of training hundreds of jihadis could not have functioned without the knowledge of Pakistan authorities. Credible intelligence was received that JeM was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country, and the fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. In the face of imminent danger, a preemptive strike became absolutely necessary."
A major facility at Balakot in Pakistan, which was headed by Maulana Yousuf Azhar (alias Ustad Ghouri), the brother-in-law of Masood Azhar who is the chief of banned terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, was attacked. The man behind Pulwama terror attack, Abdul Rasheed Ghazi, underwent his three-month training at the Balakot terror camp.
After 12 days following the Pulwama attack, 12 Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force hit 3 alpha control rooms of the Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pakistan, sources told Republic TV. The Jaish-e-Mohammad camps that have been targeted are in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakothi.
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 afterward.