Surgical Strikes 2.0 LIVE Updates: Today, India carried out air strikes in Pakistan in response to the Pulwama attack which happened days before in Jammu and Kashmir killing more than 40 soldiers. A report says that more than 200 casualties have been reported from the IAF strike and the strike also destroyed the terror launch pads across the LoC in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad sectors along with JeM control rooms.
Air force officials following the strike have refused to comment, but leading news channels have reported that the air force was targeting a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) hideout in Balakot sector with laser-guided bombs.
Regarding the surgical strike, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, today, chaired a high-level CCS meeting along with Union ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Arun Jaitley on the attack.
After the surgical strike happened, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis interacted with the newspapers and said that he is proud of the Indian Army. “We have told Pakistan that our martyrs’ sacrifices 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.”
The leading news channels reported that the strike took place at 3:30 am. Twelve Mirage 2000 fighter jets were used in the air strike which struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC. The fighter jets used 1,000 kg bombs in the air strike which destroyed the terrorist camp.
Indian Air Force performed the surgical airstrike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) hideout in Balakot after the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir killed 40 CRPF personnel. Adil Ahmed Dar, the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant attacked the CPRF convoy following which Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM took responsibility for the attack. The incident had escalated tensions between the two neighbours, according to reports.