Twelve days after a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force on Tuesday morning crossed the Line of Control and carried out the aerial strikes, completely destroying 3 JeM terror camps across LoC.
As per top sources, the operation was conducted between 3:58 am and 4:04 am. Blueprint of the air operation was discussed with the Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman during her recent meeting with all the 3 Service chiefs in New Delhi. All the risk assessment was also done and Raksha Mantri was informed that 10-15 IAF aircraft will be used.
The locations that were targeted by the Air Force included joint training camps of JeM, LeT & Hizbul Mujahideen.
The reported strike comes days after the Pulwama attack, where 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack. The incident has escalated tensions between the two neighbours, with New Delhi vowing to take stern action against Islamabad.
Here's what we know so far about IAF's strike on JeM terror camps: