India carried out pre-dawn strikes on a terror camp across the Line of Control, according to reports. The strikes were carried out at around 3:30 this morning by 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets, according to reports.
The aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on terror camps across the Line of Control, completely destroying them, news agency ANI reported, quoting Air Force sources.
Sources told NDTV that the strikes, on what is reported to be camps of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed, were “100 per cent successful” and went on exactly as planned.
Terror launch pads in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad across the Line of Control were completely destroyed and the control rooms of the Jaish were also destroyed, reported ANI.
India carried out the strikes two weeks after the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s 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.
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”. Source: NDTV