The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday released a representative video showing the valour of the IAF soldiers during the February 26 Balakot airstrike in which the largest JeM terrorist camp in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was destroyed. IAF's 'The Untold Story of the Balakot Strike' representative video shows how IAF carried out the mammoth task of destroying the terror camp in Pakistan. The action was taken by the Indian defence forces in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack carried out by a Jaish suicide bomber in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14 in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.
Addressing the press briefing at the annual Air Force Day press conference, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria stated that the Air force achieved many important milestones in the past one year, including the February 26 Balakot airstrike in which the terror camps were successfully destroyed.
While Pakistan had denied the airstrike in which the terror camps perpetrating on its soil were destroyed claiming that IAF's bombs had missed their mark, IAF had put of multiple proofs exposing the lies told by the neighbouring country. Visuals were also accessed by Republic TV showing that the SPICE bombs were used decimating the terror complex. Later, on several platforms, Pakistan PM went onto concede to the airstrike carried out by India on the terror activities harbouring on Pak soil.
Notably, almost seven months after India struck the JeM terror camps in Balakot, COAS General Bipin Rawat revealed that the Balakot base camp has been reactivated. Exposing Pakistan's inaction on the terror groups on its soil, General Bipin Rawat stated that Balakot terror camp has become functional again. Significantly, responding to the development, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh assured that the Indian security forces are fully prepared to meet any situation put up by Pakistan.
On February 14, 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad. A convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by the JeM suicide bomber in which 40 CPRF jawans lost their lives. The world joined hands in paying tribute to the martyred soldiers, and calling for action against terror getting shade in Pakistan.