On Tuesday early morning, India woke up to the news of Indian fighter jets crossing the LoC to carry out 'non-military, pre-emptive air strikes' and destroying the biggest terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's camp in Pakistan.
Bollywood celebrities took to their social media handle and lauded the armed forces for the strike that comes almost 12 days after a horrifying terror attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Kashmir’s Pulwama.
Actors in the likes of Nimrat Kaur, Ranveer Singh, Madhuri Dixit, Madhur Bhandarkar, Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal, among others, tweeted feeling proud.
Here's what Nimrat Kaur wrote-''A grand salute to our daredevil dozen''
India woke up with the news of revenge on Tuesday, February 26, as the Indian government announced the success of the second surgical strike on Pakistan based terrorist camps following the one in 2016. The Indian Air Force struck and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps across the Line of Control in a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday, February 26. As per sources, the strike, carried out by 12 of the IAF's Mirage 2000 fighters, lasted up to 21 minutes and was carried out at three locations.
In the days following the attack, the Indian government, including the Prime Minister and the Home Minister, have made clear that the Armed Forces had been given a free rein to avenge the attack. As per media reports, six bombs were dropped on the terrorist camps by the Indian Air Force Mirage 2000s.
Three locations were targeted by the Indian Air Force. Here is the timeline: