The Indian Air Force has given us a reason to be proud after ‘avenging’ the deaths of our CRPF jawans, who were martyred in the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama on February 14. The whole country is celebrating the IAF operation that ripped apart the Jaish-E-Mohammed terror camps on the Line of Control (LoC) at the border on Tuesday.
Lauding the successful air strike, ace-comedian Kapil Sharma took to Twitter and stated that he is quite proud of the Indian Air Force. He further went on to use hashtags such as 'Tit for tat', 'never forget never forgive', 'India strikes back' and 'Indian Air Force'
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Here's what we know so far about India's strike at Pakistan:
- As per sources, it was the Indian Air Force's Mirage-2000 fighter jets, 12 in number, that participated in the operation.
- As per IAF sources, the operation was conducted at 3:30 AM on February 26.
- The operation involved dropping 1000 kg payloads on terror camps.
- Jaish-e-Mohammed terror launchpads at Balakot, Chakoti and Muzaffarabad were destroyed in the operation
- Alpha 3 control rooms of the Jaish-e-Mohammed were also destroyed in the operation.
- The strike involved a low-fly run by the Indian Air Force's fighters
Below are full details of how the IAF prepared and carried out the pre-dawn strike crushing Pak terror camps to the pulp, as per top sources:
- Raksha Mantri was presented with multiple retaliatory options
- Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanya drew up the plan for retaliatory air strikes
- Indian Army and Air Force stepped up the air surveillance along the LoC
- Drones were also used for the surveillance
- Target spots were selected around Feb 20-21
- Two Mirage squadrons with 12 jets were designated for the mission
- Early warning jet of Embraer platform and mid-air refueller did a trial run
- 12 Mirage 2000s, equipped with laser-guided bombs, take off in batches
- They fly at a low-level across LoC near Muzaffarabad
- The laser pods were used to pinpoint targets
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 Manti was informed that 10-15 IAF aircraft will be used.
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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.