In a strike to avenge the Pulwama attack and demolish the stem of terrorism, the Indian Air Force during wee hours on Tuesday crossed the Pakistan border to bomb three terrorist bases of UN-designated Jaish-e-Mohammed. This ecstatic moment was celebrated across spectrums in the country, including business tycoon Ratan Tata who took upon his twitter to congratulate the Indian Air Force and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In a tweet, the chairman of Tata Sons hailed the air strikes within the Pakistan borders and shaking up the terrorist training camps which 'Pakistan claimed never existed'.
His tweet read:
"We congratulate the Prime Minister and the IAF for the successful air strikes on the terrorist training camps which Pakistan claimed never existed! India is proud of the firm action taken in retaliation to the suicide attack on our soldiers a few days ago."
The armed forces had been planning the move ever since the terror attack in Pulwama, and the pre-dawn on Tuesday proved to be the perfect time to avenge the CRPF martyrs, given JeM operators had flocked up in the three posts.
A number of key terrorists were targeted through this attack, which included Maulana Talha and Ibrahim Azhar - brothers of terror outfit's chief Masood Azhar - as well as JeM chief's brother in law, Yusuf Azhar - mastermind of 1999 IC-814 plane hijacking.
The Indian forces conducted this operation using the Mirage 2000 jets. A dozen fighter jets used laser-guided bombs to attack the three hubs of JeM - Balakot, Chakhoti, Muzaffarabad. Sources have said that 245 terrorists were neutralized from this operation