The Indian armed forces on Tuesday shook the very foundation of terrorism in Pakistan by bombarding three hubs of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed - the organization culprit for the attack in Pulwama on February 14 in which 40 CRPF jawans attained martyrdom.
Within a space of 21 minutes at the pre-dawn on February 26, a dozen of Mirage 2000 jets attacked JeM's terror camp with a series of laser-guided bombs, neutralizing as many as 245 terrorists, as per the reports.
It was not only a move to avenge the Pulwama martyrs, but also a move to let Pakistan know that India will not accept terrorism of any kind and that the neighboring country will face toughest of actions if it fails to acknowledge and act against terrorism.
Following this massive, and arguably the biggest, victory over terrorism, the mood within India is jubilant, with people coming out on the streets to celebrate the action taken by government and armed forces. And among the security forces, the sentiment is the same.
The CRPF personnel were full of joy as the Pulwama martyrs were avenged. They sung songs in praise of the Indian Air Force and openly showered praise on them.
"Jawans are celebrating. They (Pakistan) have been given a befitting reply, but the souls of 40 jawans isn't at peace yet. Their souls will rest in peace only after mastermind of Pulwama attack is killed," said ASI GD Ratnakar, 211-BN CRPF.
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: