In a pre-dawn strike, IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighter jets pounded the terror camps in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike destroying Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps. The combat jets of Indian Air Force bombed terror camps across the Line of Control in the Pakistani side, 12 days after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group carried out the dastardly Pulwama attack in Kashmir.
India had put all IAF bases in the western sector on maximum alert after the Pulwama attack. The sources said significant damage has been inflicted on the ground on the Pakistani side, in the operation that was carried out between 3:50 AM and 4:05 AM.
The reports of the IAF operation was first revealed by by Pakistan’s Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations, Major-General Asif Ghafoor in a series of tweets. “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,” Ghafoor tweeted.
Post the action, Prime Minister Modi chaired a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security which was attended by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Sitharaman.