The nation is beaming with pride after India retaliated for the lives of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack. From officials related to the Government, other political parties to Bollywood and sports stars, numerous major names have lauded the Indian Air Force for the strikes in Pakistan that destroyed three terror camps on Tuesday. Mohammad Kaif was also among the celebrities who sang praises of the brave force.
The former Indian cricketer called the attack ‘Shaandaar’ (amazing) and saluted the Indian Air Force. He concluded his post by using the hashtag #IndiaStrikesBack that got trending on the microblogging platform since the news surfaced.
The 38-year-old proudly tweeted, “Salute to the Indian Air Force. Shaandaar #IndiaStrikesBack.”
Twelve days after a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed explosives-laden vehicle into a bus ferrying CRPF jawans in Pulwama district in which 40 soldiers were martyred, the Indian Air Force on Tuesday morning crossed the Line of Control and carried out the aerial strikes, completely destroying 3 JeM terror camps across LoC.
As per top sources, the operation was conducted between 3:58 am and 4:04 am. 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.
The first strike was conducted at Balakot, 24 KM North West of Muzafarrabad. Top sources say that Strike one was carried out between 3:45 am and 3:53 am on Tuesday morning. The second strike, as per top sources, was at Muzafarrabad between 3:48 am and 3:55 am. India's third blow was at Chakoti.
The locations that were targeted by the Air Force included joint training camps of JeM, LeT & Hizbul Mujahideen.
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. The incident has escalated tensions between the two neighbours, with New Delhi vowing to take stern action against Islamabad.