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Col Rathore Hails Indian Security Forces After IAF Strike On Pak-backed JeM Terror Camps, Calls It 'clear Message To Every Terrorist'

Written By Monica Aggarwal | Mumbai | Published:


  • Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore extended congratulatory message on the successful operation of IAF in striking down JeM terror bases in Pakistan
  • He also thanked Prime Minister Modi for his strong leadership that helped India take its revenge from terrorists in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack

Following the successful Indian Air Force air strike on multiple JeM terror training launchpads in Balakot and other sectors of Pakistan on Tuesday, Minister of State (MoS) for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore extended congratulatory message for the India forces. He also thanked Prime Minister Modi for his strong leadership that helped India take its revenge from terrorists in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.

In a video message on Twitter, Col Rathore hailed the bravery and enthusiasm of the India forces are the identities of a new and strong India.

"Heartious congratulations to Air Force, intelligence agencies and Indian Armed Forces. Your enthusiasm, valor, and bravery are the identities of a New India, a strong India. An Army of lions led by a sheep, is not Army at all. An Army that is led by a lion is an army to be worried about. When 26/11 Mumbai attack took place, the army was ready, but the government was not ready. An adulterated government cannot take care of itself, what will it do to save the country. Today, it is a strong government. Today we all thank PM Modi for his strong leadership. Let us join together to make our country one of the proudest nations in the world."

READ: 'We WILL Wipe Out Every Terrorist From The Country', Says Col Rathore In His Stern Warning To The Terrorists

Earlier on Tuesday, after the IAF conducted strikes against terror camps across LoC targeting Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen, killing approximately 245 terrorists, former Defence Minister and present Goa CM Manohar Parrikar also hailed the Indian Forces.

He also said that the government under PM Narendra Modi believed in the capability of the Forces.

"I salute the #IndianAirForce for its daring operations. It is a testimony to the IAF’s unparalleled strike capabilities. The new India under Shri. @narendramodi ji believes in its forces, & makes no compromise on terrorism & national security," he tweeted.

READ: Legislators In Delhi Assembly Give Standing Ovation To IAF For Carrying Out Strikes On Terror Camps

Conducting an operation at the pre-dawn on February 26, the Indian Air Force used 16 Mirage 2000, 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