On Tuesday early morning, twelve Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage-2000 jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and destroyed the three major terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan. The air strike, which is being called ‘Surgical Strike 2.0’, comes 12 days after a terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir.
Lauding the successful air strike, Bollywood celebrities took to Twitter to post about the same. Among them was Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna and Filmmaker Karan Johar.
Karan Johar took to Twitter and tweeted 'May the force always be with the #IndianAirforce and our supreme Intelligence....JAI HIND'
Johar's best friend and author Twinkle Khanna too lauded Indian government's decision to hit back at Pakistan. She tweeted saying 'How long can you turn the other cheek? Our Indian Air Force has done a commendable job''
As reported by ANI, the intel sources have said that an ammunition dump was blown up in Balakot, Pakistan by IAF Mirages. The dump had more than 200 AK rifles, uncountable rounds hand grenades, explosives and detonators.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally in Churu, Rajasthan said: "Today is a day to pay homage to India's bravehearts. I want to assure you that the country is in safe hands.”
Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale told reporters that a large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, and senior commanders were eliminated in India's non-military, intelligence-led strike on JeM's biggest training camp in Balakot, located in Pakistan.
He said: "Credible intelligence was received that JeM was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country, and the fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. In the face of imminent danger, a pre-emptive strike became absolutely necessary.”