Days after Jaish-e-Mohammed executed the Pulwama attack, the outfit’s camps across the LoC were destroyed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday.
Although the Defense Ministry or IAF haven’t released official statements, reports claimed IAF used 12 Mirage 2000 jets to drop 1,000 kgs of explosives across the LoC.
The IAF jets struck at 3:30 AM on Tuesday, reports ANI.
Reports confirmed the attacks were 100% successful and went on as planned.
Major General AK Siwach said, “There is absolutely no question that India is now on the highest alert. The strikes have been very successful, and now we must stay guarded.”
Reports say that terror launch pads across the Line of Control in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad sectors have been devastated, along with JeM control rooms.
Earlier today, Pakistani Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed India “violated the LoC” and added IAF received “timely intervention”.
This comes at a time when Indo-Pak relations are tensed.
Pakistan claimed it had nothing to do with the dastardly February 14 attack on CRPF convoy, but India didn’t buy the theory.
Jaish-e-Mohammed, the outfit which executed the attack in which 40 personnel got martyred, operates from Pakistani soil showing the country’s laxity to curtail terrorism.
India had promised attack won’t be “forgotten”.
Meanwhile, politicians from a cross-section of national and regional parties have come together to salute the armed forces and the surgical strike.
From Congress leaders like Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor to Samajwadi’s Akhilesh Yadav to AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal, the social media handles of politicians of all stripes have hailed the development.