US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Apprised of IAF Raid in Pakistan's Balakot: Sushma Swaraj at All Party Meeting
EAM Sushma Swaraj and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

New Delhi, February 26: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the all-party meeting on Tuesday informed all the leaders that she had spoken to the United States Secretary of State Michael Pompeo over Indian Air Force conducted surgical strikes on terror camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakote, reported news agency ANI. The all-party meeting was attended by many opposition leaders. In the meeting, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the opposition extends “full support” to the government and security forces to fight against terrorism. Surgical Strike 2: Indian Air Force Strikes JeM Camps in Pakistan Days After Pulwama Attack, Pak Officials Cry Intrusion.

As all the opposition parties backed government to eliminated terrorist, Sushma Swaraj after the all-party meeting said, "I am happy that all parties in one voice praised the security forces and supported the government's anti-terror operations." JeM Terror Camps Destroyed by IAF in Strikes Across LoC Balakot: Photos.

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The all-party meeting was held at Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Union ministers Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy and Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah among others.

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad appreciated the government efforts and extended support. "We have appreciated the efforts by the forces, they always have our support to end terrorism. Another good thing is that it was a clean operation which specifically targeted terrorists and terror camps," he said.

Meanwhile, Indian Air Force on the intervening night of 25 and 26 February conducted Surgical strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps. Confirming the development, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said JeM's biggest terror was fully destroyed in the strike. According to reports, around 300 terrorists were killed in the attack.