Very Large Number of Terrorists Killed in IAF Air Strike
Indian Air Force killed (IAF) a very large number of terrorists in the Airstrike across the LoC (Line of Control) on Tuesday, two weeks after 40 CPRF soldiers killed in Pulwama terror attack.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said it was a "non-military, pre-emptive strike" specifically targeted at the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp. To avoid civilian causalities, the selection of the target was also set according to the orders of us, Gokhale said.
Mr Gokhale said Jaish had been active in Pakistan for the last two decades, led by Masood Azhar with its headquarters in Bahawalpur.
In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen attacks were destroyed. The biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot was finally struck by India.
Information was received that Pakistan is training the fidayeen jihadis for attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country. In this situation, a pre-emptive strike is necessary, Gokhale said.
He also said Pakistan must live up to its commitment to dismantle terror camps and hold on terrorists who are accountable for the actions.