Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage 2000 fighters crossed the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday morning and destroyed a major terrorist camp based in Pakistan. The attack was launched by 12 Mirage fighters which dropped 1000 kilogramme bombs on terror camps across the LoC at 3:30 am on February 26 and completely destroyed it, IAF sources said.
This is where the fake #SurgicalStrike2 of Modi happened. His jets ran away like cowards. This is Balakot 50 miles away from Kupwara. Their war heads landed on a group of trees. Hey Indians see yourself before your media starts making a fool out of you pic.twitter.com/tdTSGshIXc
— SHAKOOR KhAn🌏 (@iamshakoo) February 26, 2019
The IAF jets entered deep into Pakistan, according to the Pakistani military. The fighters reached Balakot, a town in Mansehra district in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa before Pakistani Air Force tried to intercept them.
— 🇮🇳AbhishekJntrMntr🏳️ (@abhishkJntrMnt) February 26, 2019
The aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on a major terror camp across the Line of Control, completely destroying it, news agency ANI reported, quoting Air Force sources.
Sources told that the strikes, on what is reported to be a training camp of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, were “100 per cent successful” and went on exactly as planned.
12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC, completely destroying it. https://t.co/ivMpb7U3lT
— Indiacom (@indiacom) February 26, 2019
India’s operation comes two week after the terror attack in Pulwama in which over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed exploded a car full of bombs next to a security convoy.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed, which is led by Masood Azhar, had claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack and had also posted videos of the bomber, who had joined the terror group a year ago.
At 3.30 hours on 26th February, a group of 12 Mirage 2000 Indian Air Force Fighter jets struck JeM Terror camps across the Line of Control through PoK (Muzaffarabad) into Pakistan's Balakot area and completely destroyed it by dropping 1000 kgs bomb. Well done💪🇮🇳#Surgicalstrike2 pic.twitter.com/NxFiilhgDe
— AMIT MAJUMDAR (@kingslg) February 26, 2019
On September 29, 2016, the army had carried out surgical strikes on seven terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in retaliation to an attack on its base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri earlier that month.
Soon after the Pulwama terror attack, India had appealed to the international community to back the naming of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a “UN designated terrorist”.