Republic Bharat on Wednesday accessed final visual proof of the accuracy of the Indian Air Force's February 26 precision strike against the Jaish-e-Mohammed's terrorist base in Balakot. In the 'before' images, the terror facility's various components are clearly seen to include one main camp building, a large ground in front of it and buildings to the north. In the 'after' images, six SPICE-2000 bomb entry-points are visible in the various structures, as is evidence of excavation at the large ground.
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Major Gaurav Arya and Air Marshal SBP Sinha (Retd.) analysed the major and minute details of the weapons, techniques and precision of Indian Air Force to conduct the successful airstrike on JeM terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan.
Major Gaurav Arya asked Air Marshal SBP Sinha to shed light on how Spice 2000 missile could hit the desired target creating three holes on the roof of the JeM terror camp visible in the 'after' image accessed by Republic TV.
Air Marshal SBP Sinha explained: "The technology used in the missile has 'scene matching picture co-relation'. Therefore, you can take the high-resolution imagery from a satellite and feed it in the missile. Once the imagery is fixed, an attack direction can be set for the missile to hit the desired target. This missile can hit its target under any given circumstance, be it any season, day or night or any given hour".
Major Gaurav Arya also mentioned that the aircraft need not be in the periphery of the desired target. It has the capability to fire the missile from a distance of 60 Kilometers.
Confirming the same, Air Marshal SBP Sinha added: "This missile is known as a stand-off missile. Every target has air defence weapons around it which can try to destroy the aircraft. Therefore, the stand-off capability of this missile is so advaced that it can fire the target which is as far as 60 kms from the aircraft. I would estimate that all these weapons were fired from a distance of 50-60 kilometres. There is no need for the aircraft to go near Balakot. Mirage 2000 was chosen for this very reason that it has the capability to get its target even from a far away distance."
"What is your message to those who were asking for proof on the air strike", asked Major Gaurav Arya.
"The Indian Air Force works for the nation and the government. It is not for the service of any particular individual or a political party. We don't pay attention to all these remarks as we are here to serve our country", said Air Marshal SBP Sinha highlighting that the armed forces are focused on serving the motherland.
Air Marshal SBP Sinha concluded by giving the credit to the decisive government and Indian Air Force for taking a bold step against terrorism.
"As far as the decision to conduct the air strike is concerned, there is no spec of doubt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a bold decision and authorised Air Force to undertake this mission. After this, the entire credit goes to our Indian Air Force for this successful mission. The IAF has also submitted the report on the same to the government. The government has shared all the information with the people of this country on behalf of IAF. If any one is questioning this, they are questioning the professionalism of IAF".