Srinagar, February 26: In what is being seen as surgical strike 2, the Indian Air Force destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) camps across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan on the intersecting night of February 25 and 26, killing hundreds of terrorists. Reports say that 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped almost 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across the LOC and destroyed them. It is being reported that Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC have been completely destroyed in IAF air strikes. JeM control rooms have also been destroyed, say reports quoting IAF sources. Surgical Strike 2: Indian Air Force Strikes JeM Camps in Pakistan Days After Pulwama Attack, Pak Officials Cry Intrusion.
Pakistan is claiming an airspace violation by IAF with "no damage" and that "Payload dropped in empty areas". However, fresh reports say that Pakistan has gone into a huddle and will be holding a series of meetings to discuss the situation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was briefed about the operation by NSA Ajit Doval on Tuesday morning. IAF Strikes On JeM Camps Across LOC Live News Updates.
Video: How IAF Destroyed JeM Camps Across LoC
Timeline of IAF Strikes And How They Were Carried Out
- At 0330 hours on February 26, a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it.
- At least 1000 Kg bombs were dropped on terror camps across the LoC, say IAF reports quoting sources.
- 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC, completely destroying it.
- Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC completely destroyed in IAF air strikes. JeM control rooms also destroyed.
- Reports say the bombing went on for 21 minutes. After this, all the 12 IAf aircraft returned safe - undetected and undeterred. Reports add that 200-300 terrorists have been killed in the operation.
- IAf jets used laser-guided bombs as well as Air-To-Surface Missiles in the attack.
- One of the targets destroyed by IAF Mirage jets was in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa area.
- Pakistan claims, "Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back."
- Sources also say that Pakistani F16s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of Indian formation. Western Air Command coordinated operation.
- Indian Air Force has put on high alert all air defence systems along the international border and LoC to respond to any possible action by Pakistan Air Force.
Video Of IAF Strikes Across Line of Control
BREAKING: Pakistani JF17 immediate retaliate back to Indian Air Force volition at Line of Control.
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Soon after reports came on of the IAF strikes, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for the Indian forces. The IAF strikes come days after 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama. The attack was carried out by a JeM terrorist.