In a daredevil operation early today, the Indian army reportedly conducted surgical strike-2 in the Balakot area in the Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK) killing 300 militants at least besides destroying the hideouts and training camps of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) that claimed responsibility of killing 44 CRPF jawans at Phulwama on February 14.
However, the ANI news agency reported quoting IAF sources that 12 Mirage bombers 2000 Jet fighters took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across Line of Control (LoC). The air strike was carried around 3:30 am, the sources said and released a group photo of the team participated in the second surgical strike.
Pakistan has announced today that the IAF has crossed the Line of Control (LoC). Although there was no official confirmation from the GoI yet, Political leaders cutting across party lines began reacting on the second surgical operation by IAF.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi saluted the Indian Air Force for conducting the surgical strikes. Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan”.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called it “wow”, and added, “if this is true this was not a small strike by any stretch of the imagination but will wait for official word, should any be forthcoming.”
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was proud of the Indian army. In his reaction on the report, the CM said, “We have told Pakistan that our martyrs’ sacrifice will not go waste. I am an Indian and I feel proud today. I am waiting for more information, but I feel proud of what information I have got till now.”
MaaHyderabad too joins in saluting the bravery of Indian Army for conducting the daredevil operation against the militants in Pakistan. “India should not only destroy their camps. It should win back our lost land which is now in PoK’, said the Editor Sridhar Dharmasanam in a tweet today.
Please click the link below to watch the debate on Phulwama terror attack on Maha TV on Sunday: