What the country has to say about the airstrike by Indian Air force…
Indian Foreign Secretary breaks his silence on the airstrike carried out by the IAF on Pakistan in the early hours of February 26, 2019, in a press conference today at 11:30 am. 300 terrorists are reported to have been killed in today’s air strike .
Here are some details on the airstrike by Indian Air force:
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said, “Credible intelligence was received that Jaish-e-Mohammed was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country & fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose”.
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He also added: “In an intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, India struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander & Jihadis were eliminated. The camp was led by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar”
India is firmly&resolutely committed to taking all measures to fight the menace of terrorism. This non-military pre-emptive action was targeted specifically at JeM camp. The selection of the target was also conditioned by our desire to avoid civilian casualties It’s located in a deep forest on a hilltop.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has briefed both President and Vice-President about the #IndianAirForce strike at JeM terror camp in Balakot across LoC.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called an all-party meeting at 5 pm today.
NSA Ajit Doval along with Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief BS Dhanoa is reviewing the security situation on the borders after #IndianAirForce strikes at JeM terror camp in Balakot across LoC.
Here is how the entire nation reacted to the air strike on February 26, 2019:
“Air Force carried out aerial strike early morning today at terror camps across the LoC (Line of Control) and completely destroyed it,” Union minister of state for agriculture Gajendra Singh Shekhawat tweeted.
Navjot Singh Sidhu tweeted: “In the war of right & wrong, You can not afford to be neutral, The war against terror outfits is spot on…
Bravo Indian Air Force @IAF_MCC
Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik tweets: “Salute the #IndianAirForce for pre-dawn air strikes on terror camps in defense of our Nation. #JaiHind”
West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has tweeted: “IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind.”
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar says: “Salute to #indianairforce for giving a befitting reply to the terrorists…”
Former Chief Minister of New Delhi Sheila Dikshit tweets: “Salutes to our brave soldiers. We are proud of you. #airstrike”
Actor-turned-politician and Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan says: “India is proud of its heroes. I salute their valour.”
Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot tweeted: “Congratulations to #IndianAirForce pilots. I Salute your bravery.
The Nation is proud of you.
Today’s strong action shows the will and resolve of a New India.
Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) February 26, 2019
In the war of right & wrong,
You can not afford to be neutral,
The war against terror outfits is spot on…
Bravo Indian Air Force @IAF_MCC
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Navjot Singh Sidhu (@sherryontopp) February 26, 2019
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) February 26, 2019
Wow, if this is true this was not a small strike by any stretch of imagination but will wait for official word, should any be forthcoming. https://t.co/bOFt7SXl43
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 26, 2019
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