Following the Pulwama attack by Pakistan terrorits in which more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed, Indian Air Force (IAF) today dropped bombs on terror camps across the Line of Control (LoC).
According to reports, Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC were completely destroyed and at least 200-300 terrorists were eliminated. It is said JeM control rooms were also destroyed.
Soon after the meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting at his residence and he was briefed by NSA Ajit Doval on air strikes.
Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force has put on high alert all air defence systems along the international border and LoC to respond to any possible action by Pakistan Air Force.
Opposition leaders including Congress president Rahul Gandhi and New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have hailed the move.
“I salute the pilots of the IAF,” Rahul tweeted and also put out the Indian flag along with his tweet.
Congress’ official Twitter handle said: “We salute the @IAF_MCC for their consistent & determined effort to keep Indians safe. Jai Hind.”
Kejriwal tweeted: “I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan.”
Meanwhile, Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army, said in a tweet: “Indian aircraft intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage.”
He added: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back.”