Indian Air Force Strikes In Pakistan, 200-300 Terrorists Killed In The Operation

| February 26 , 2019 , 13:39 IST

India launched an airstrikes operation against a large militant training camp across the ceasefire line in Balakote, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa early on Tuesday morning, and destroyed a major terrorist camp in Pakistan.

The IAF used Mirage-2000 jets with laser-guided bombs causing an estimated casualty of 200-300. The laser-guided bombs are built with Israeli technology and were first used in Kargil. The air strike happened around 3.30 am.

Terrorists who were killed in the air strikes at the camp belonged to the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed that train suicide bombers.

This was the first aerial bombing over the disputed border since the country went to war with Pakistan in 1971.

Pakistan claimed that the "no infrastructure was hit" and tried to downplay the impact. "Indian aircrafts' intrusion across LOC in Muzaffarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles. Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in the open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties," tweeted Major General Asif Ghafoor of the Inter-Services Public Relations.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a top security meet at his official residence to review the situation. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval are among those present at the Cabinet Committee of Security meeting.

Meanwhile, the Indian Air Force has put all its bases on high alert anticipating a reaction from Pakistan to the air strikes conducted by it Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Balakot early this morning. Air defence systems have also been activated to track any intrusion along the International Border and the LoC.