It is a day for celebration, almost like a festival, all around the country after Indian Air Force decimated terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed's bases along the LoC of the Indian-Pakistan border on Tuesday. Netizens, including celebrities, were so pleased with the attack that hashtags like ‘India Strikes Pakistan’, ‘India Strikes Back’, 'Josh is High' were on top of the trends on Twitter throughout the day. Politicians, film stars and many other celebrities took to the microblogging platform to convey their delight at the attack. Sportspersons of the country also basked in the glory of the IAF.
Saina Nehwal, Mahesh Bhupathi, Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat, Vinesh Phogat, Yogeshwar Dutt, Neeraj Chopra, Rani Rampal, Kidambi Srikanth, Bhaichung Bhutia, HS Prannoy and others expressed how proud they are feeling. The celebrities saluted IAF and wrote that they were proud of them for their retaliation to terror.
Here are the reactions:
Less than two weeks after the Pulwama terror attack, in which 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives, the Indian armed forces took their revenge as they bombed three hubs of the terror outfit in Pakistan early in the morning on Tuesday.
The armed forces had been planning the move ever since the terror attack in Pulwama, and the pre-dawn on Tuesday proved to be the perfect time to avenge the CRPF martyrs, given JeM operators had flocked up in the three posts.
A number of key terrorists were targeted through this attack, which included Maulana Talha and Ibrahim Azhar - brothers of terror outfit's chief Masood Azhar - as well as JeM chief's brother in law, Yusuf Azhar - mastermind of 1999 IC-814 plane hijacking.
The Indian forces conducted this operation using the Mirage 2000 jets. A dozen fighter jets used laser-guided bombs to attack the three hubs of JeM - Balakot, Chakhoti, Muzaffarabad. Sources have said that 245 terrorists were neutralized from this operation.