In the aftermath of one of the worst terror attacks on Indian soil, where over 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in Pulwama, the Indian Air Force (IAF) launched pre-dawn airstrikes on Pakistan-based terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which was responsible for the attack on the CRPF convoy.
India's Foreign Secretary, Vijay Gokhale confirmed the airstrikes by the IAF in a press briefing, "in the early hours of Tuesday, India struck the biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot."
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He further said, "In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated."
The airstrike took place around 3:30 AM and 12 Mirage 2,000 fighter jets were used for the attack, and 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs were dropped on the terror camps, completely destroying them, according to reports.
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Hours after the attack, people began flooding the social media with their reactions on the airstrikes that reportedly neutralised over 300 terrorists. The official account of the Indian Army tweeted a poem.
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Reacting to the IAF strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in an address to ex-servicemen today, “I assure you that the nation is in safe hands. I won't let the country to bow down.”
From Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar to Rahul Gandhi, Twitter is flooded with hashtags lauding the Indian Air Force.
ð®ð³ I salute the pilots of the IAF. ð®ð³— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 26, 2019
Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force... Jai ho !!!— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019
BRAVO INDIA ð®ð³ðð»ðð»ðð»— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 26, 2019
Killing a terrorist today saves many many innocent lives tomorrow ð®ð³ I salute the #IndianAirforce for making this possible by destroying the terror camps across the border. à¤¸à¥ à¤¸à¥à¤¨à¤¾à¤° à¤à¥ à¤à¤ à¤²à¥à¤¹à¤¾à¤° à¤à¥ âï¸âï¸âï¸ #JaiHind #BharatMataKiJai #IndiaStrikesBack ð®ð³— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019 February 26, 2019
Our 12 return safely home after wreaking havoc on terrorist camps in Pakistan. India is proud of its heroes. I salute their valour.— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 26, 2019
#IndianAirForce ðð»ð®ð³ Jai Hindð®ð³— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) February 26, 2019
A TRULY BEAUTIFUL GOOD MORNING. THANKS @narendramodi SIR AND BRAVEHEARTS OF OUR ARMY . JAI HO . ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) February 26, 2019