3 Massive Air Strikes in Terror Camps by IAF

By Apoorv Agrawal Feb 26, 2019

According to The Indian Air Force, it has launched air strikes on terror camps and launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir at 3.30am on Tuesday.

Sources in the Indian Air Force said 1,000 kg bombs were dropped on Jaish bases across the LoC by multiple jets, including the IAF’s Mirage 2000.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged that the IAF violated the Line of Control. Ghafoor tweeted that that the Indian aircrafts intruded into Pakistan from the Muzafarabad sector and dropped payloads in Balakot sector. However, he claimed that no casualties and damages were reported in the attack.

The event came after a series of failed attempt by Pakistan to take any action against the Jaish. It was a retaliation to this failed attempt by Indian Air Force to prevent future terror acts. Also to give a clear sign about the loss of life of the Indian personnel.

Time line of news

Jaish training camps were being scrutinised: Intel
Intelligence sources have said that a detailed study of Jaish assets in Balakot was done a few years ago. Since then close scrutiny of training camps was being done regularly, sources added.

Sources said that Masood Azhar visited these camps regularly.

12:16 PM
Sushma Swaraj to brief Opposition leaders at 5pm today
Union minister Sushma Swaraj has called a meeting inviting Opposition leaders to brief them on India’s airstrike at 5pm today.

12:16 PM
PM Modi briefs President, Vice-President
As per sources in the government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has briefed both President and Vice-President about the Indian Air Force strike at Jaish terror bases in Balakot across the LoC.

12:15 PM
A new ballgame after Balakot airstrike: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference said, “We’ve entered a whole new paradigm with the Balakot air strike. The post Uri strike was to avenge our losses, Balakot was a “preemptive strike to prevent an imminent JeM attack”. Totally new ball game.”

Omar Abdullah

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We’ve entered a whole new paradigm with the Balakote air strike. The post Uri strike was to avenge our losses, Balakote was a “preemptive strike to prevent an imminent JeM attack”. Totally new ballgame.

Omar Abdullah

A number of firsts from Balakote, the two most obvious are the first time air power has been used to strike in side Pakistan during peace times (last time in 1971 was during war) & first time visible, acknowledged use of force to preempt a perceived terror strike.

11:58 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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11:55 AM
Camp led by Masood Azhar’s brother-in-law destroyed
Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said the Indian Air Force destroyed the terrorist camp led by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri. Maulana Yusuf Azhar is the brother-in-law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar.

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Foreign Secretary: 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.

11:45 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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11:52 AM
The boys played really well: Virendra Sehwag
Former Indian cricketer Virendra Sehwag took to Twitter to congratulate the Indian Air Force.

Virender Sehwag
The boys have played really well. #SudharJaaoWarnaSudhaarDenge #airstrike

11:50 AM
Pakistan government: Reserve the right to retaliate
The Pakistan government has said they expected India to attack and added that they reserve the right to retaliate.

11:35 AM
Airstrike after Pakistan failed to act against terrorists: India
Foreign secretary VK Gokhale VK Gokhale says India taken the action after Pakistan failed to take any concrete action against terrorists

11:33 AM
Foreign secretary begins briefing
Foreign secretary VK Gokhale is addressing the media on airstrikes by the Indian Air Force across the Line of Control.

11:31 AM
Don’t mess with us, says VK Singh
Former army chief VK Singh said action by the armed forces had a reason behind it. VK Singh said they are ready for any kind of retaliation.

11:19 AM
Jai Hind, tweets Shashi Tharoor
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor tweeted Jai Hind after India said it pounded terror bases in Pakistan in an airstrike on early Tuesday morning.

11:16 AM
India proud of its heroes: Kamal Hassan
Actor and Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) Chief Kamal Haasan saluted the soldiers. “Our 12 return safely home after wreaking havoc on terrorist camps in Pakistan. India is proud of its heroes,” Kamal Hassan said.

11:13 AM
Modi govt should have given armed forces a free hand long ago: Mayawati
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government should have given a free hand to armed forces long back.
Mayati added that had the Modi government done the same, attacks in Pathankot and Uri wouldn’t have happened.


जैश आतंकियों आदि के खिलाफ पीओके में घुसकर भारतीय वायुसेना के बहादुर जाँबाज़ों की साहसिक कार्रवाई को सलाम व सम्मान। काश हमारी सेना को फ्री हैण्ड बीजेपी की सरकार पहले दे देती तो बेहतर होता।

11:01 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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11:02 AM
IAF airstrike based on inputs by deep assets inside PoK
According to sources, the airstrike operation by the Indian Air Force was based on intelligence inputs provided by deep assets inside PoK.

Attacks were carried out in Khyber Pakhtunwa province of Pakistan, sources added.

Entire operation coordinated by the NSA using all assets under him.

10:59 AM
Foreign secretary’s briefing at 11.30am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived at the PMO Office in South Block. A briefing by the foreign secretary is expected to be held at 11.30am.

10:57 AM
CCS meeting over, Rajnath Singh gives thumbs up
A meeting of the cabinet committee on security, chaired by Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi, has ended.
As Union home minister Rajnath Singh left, he gave a thumbs up.

10:55 AM
Pakistani jets scrambled but were turned back
Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but were turned back due to size of Indian formation, said ANI quoting sources.

10:54 AM
Pakistani drone shot down on Kutch border
Sources have said that a Pakistan drone have down on Kutch border on Tuesday at 6.30am. Read the full story here

10:47 AM
IAF means India’s Amazing Fighters: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated the Indian Air Force for carrying out airstrikes in Pakistan.

Mamata Banerjee

IAF also means India’s Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind

10:39 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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10:45 AM
Opposition parties to discuss Pulwama attack, air strike in crucial meet tomorrow
As per sources, terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir’s Pulwama and airstrike by the Indian Air Force are likely to be on the agenda of discussion of a meeting of the opposition parties on Wednesday.

10:39 AM
A strike for peace and respect for life: Kiran Bedi
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has called the airstrike by the Indian Air Force as a strike for peace and respect for life.

Kiran Bedi

India #Strikesback in its fight against terror. Watch #breakingnews
Time to close ranks. #IndiaFirst
A Strike for Peace and Respect for Life.

10:03 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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10:36 AM
No infrastructure hit, no casualities: Pakistan
Pakistan military spokesperson has tweeted that Indian aircrafts’ intrusion across LoC in Muzafarabad sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles.

He added, “Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow.”

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Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor

Payload of hastily escaping Indian aircrafts fell in open.

8:41 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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10:33 AM
How’s the josh? It’s high, says Shivraj Chauhan
BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the airstrikes in Pakistan. On being asked how was the josh, Chauhan said “high”.

10:28 AM
Mess with the best, die like the rest: Ajay Devgn
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the airstrikes by the Indian Air Force.

Ajay Devgn

Mess with the best, die like the rest. Salute #IndianAirForce.@narendramodi.

10:01 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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10:26 AM
Laser guided bombs used in 20-minute long airstrike
The IAF used laser-guided bombs in the airstrike that lasted for 21 minutes. Sources added that Balakot, 30km from Muzaffarabad, was hit in the airstrike.

10:23 AM
BSF on high alert along International Border
Sources in the Union Home ministry have said that the BSF has been put on high alert along the International Border.

10:20 AM
Punjab on high alert
The administration and police have been put on high alert in Punjab near border areas.

10:14 AM
200 to 300 terrorists killed in airstrike: Sources
As per an initial estimate, around 300 terrorists are believed to be killed in the airstrike, sources have said.

Read | Indian jets strike terror camps across LoC, Pakistani journo tweets video

10:12 AM
Air Force has made us proud: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saluted the Indian Air Force pilots.

Arvind Kejriwal

I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan

9:41 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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Read | 1000 kg bombs, Mirage 2000 jets: India attacks Pakistan, what we know so far

10:07 AM
Congress salutes IAF pilots
While the government is yet to make an official announcement, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala has congratulated the pilots of the Indian Air Force.

Randeep Singh Surjewala

वायु सेना के जाबाँज रणबांकुरों को नमन।

नभः स्पृशं दीप्तम्।https://twitter.com/ani/status/1100228529952866304?s=12 …


IAF Sources: 1000 Kg bombs were dropped on terror camps across the LoC https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1100227776618131457 …

9:35 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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10:05 AM
Indian forces on high alert along LoC, border
The Indian Air Force has put on high alert all air defence systems along the International Border and the Line of Control to respond to any possible action by Pakistan.

10:04 AM
PM Narendra Modi chairs emergency meet
In wake of airstrike by the Indian Air Force, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a meeting of the cabinet committee on security.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the cabinet committee on security meet on Tuesday.
09:56 AM
NSA Doval briefs PM Narendra Modi
Soon after Indian struck terror camps in Pakistan early Tuesday morning, NSA Ajit Doval briefed Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi on the airstrikes.

09:51 AM
Top JeM leaders were moved to safe locations before airstrike, say sources
Intel sources have said that anticipating action by Indian forces after the terror attack in Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) leaders were moved to safer locations.

Abdul Rouf Asghar, brother of JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar is said to have been moved out to Punjab. Sources added that Maulana Masood Azhar was also moved from a JeM camp in Bahawalpur.

09:44 AM
Rahul Gandhi congratulates IAF
Congress president Rahul Gandhi lauded the pilots of the IAF after India said it had attacked terror bases in Pakistan.

Rahul Gandhi

?? I salute the pilots of the IAF. ??

9:35 AM – Feb 26, 2019
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09:38 AM
Home minister, Defence minsiter to meet PM
In wake of airstrike by the Indian Air Force, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman are expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon.

09:34 AM
Intelligence agencies were monitoring 13 launch pads across LoC, say sources
Sources have said that the intelligence agencies had been monitoring as many as 13 launch pads for the last few days. These caps include the one destroyed by the Indian Air Force in Balakot.

09:30 AM
Jaish headquarters destroyed in airstrike
Sources in the Indian Air Force have said that multiple fighter jets destroyed one of the headquarters of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot.

09:16 AM
Army, Air Force to brief the media
Sources have said Army and Air Force officials are expected to brief the media about operational details.

09:14 AM
Pakistan will respond but what shape will it take: Omar Abdullah
Taking to Twitter after reports of the airstrike, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference chief Omar Abdullah said the problem now becomes PM Imran Khan’s commitment to his country.

“Pakistan will not think about responding, Pakistan will respond”. What shape will response take? Where will response be? Will India have to respond to Pakistan’s response?” Omar Abdullah tweeted.

09:11 AM
Mirage jets destroy terror camp with 1,000 kg bombs
In the pre-dawn strike, Indian Air Force jets crossed the Line of Control and destroyed terrorist camps in, sources said. The airstrike took place at 3.30 am, the sources said.

Several Mirage 2000 aircraft dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terrorist camps across the LoC.

09:09 AM
IAF jets destroy 3 control rooms of Jaish

By Apoorv Agrawal

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