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WATCH: "Saugandh Mujhe Iss Mitti Ke, Mai Desh nahi mitne Dunga": Prime Minister Modi Salutes IAF's '21-minutes' Strike On Pak Terror Camps, Assures That "the Nation Is In Safe Hands"

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

"Saugandh Mujhe iss mitti ke, mai desh nahi mitne dunga...", said Prime Minister Modi while addressing the people of India after Indian Air Force conducted a pre-emptive strike on JeM terror camps, destroying 3 pods, neutralising more than 245 on-foot soldiers and terrorists in just a matter of 21 minutes on Tuesday.

While addressing a rally in Rajasthan's churu, PM Modi asserted that "the nation is in safe hands".

"Friends, let's begin by saluting Bharat Mata. Bharat Mata ke Jai. I assure you that the nation is in safe hands. "I can very well understand the feelings and enthusiasm of each and every person today. Today, let us all salute the bravehearts of India. Let's bow down our hearts in their honour. From the soil of Churu, I want to assure each and everyone that the country is in secure hands".

While celebrating the victory of Indian armed forces, Prime Minister Modi repeated the same poetry that he recited in 2014: 

"While addressing the Vijay Shankhnad Yuva Sangam, I had spoken my heart. I am talking about 2014. Today, I want to repeat it again. From Churu, I want to recite those share words to salute the brave soldiers".

"Saugandh mujhe iss mitti ke, mai desh nahi rukne dunga
Mai desh nahi rukne deunga, mai desh nahi jhukne dunga
Mera vachan hai bharat ko tera shesh nahi jhukne dunga
Saugandh mujhe iss mitti ke, mai desh nahi rukne dunga
Jag raha hai desh mera haar bharat vaasi jetaga
Saugandh mujhe iss mitti ke, mai desh nahi rukne deunga
Hume phir se dhorana hai aur khud ko yaad delana hai 
na bhatkege na atkenge kuch bhi ho mai desh nahi mitne dunga"

Read: India Strikes Pakistan: PM Modi Supervised Operation; Was In Situation Room At South Block As IAF Decimated Jaish Terror Camps Across LoC, Confirm Top Sources To Republic TV

Earlier, the top sources have told Republic TV that Prime Minister Modi supervised the operation as he was present in the situation room at South block during the strike. Here are the 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

Read: Mirage 2000: All You Need To Know About The Beauty That Destroyed Pak Terror Camps

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.