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."
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.
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.