After former Indian cricketers Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, many other Indian sports stars have applauded Indian Air Force (IAF) after it carried out strikes at terror camps at in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan, destroying control rooms of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). Apart from former cricketer Mohammad Kaif and out of favour Suresh Raina, present Indian cricket team member Yuzvendra Chahal tweeted in praise for the IAF. Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir React After IAF Strikes On JeM Camps Across LOC.
Apart from these cricketers, Badminton stars like Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, and former Tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi also hailed IAF for its brave display. Since morning, social networking sites are abuzz with reactions regarding IAF air strike in Pakistan pouring from all corners.
While spinner Yuzvendra Chahal tweeted, "Indian Air Force Bohot Hard Bohot Hard #IndiaStrikesBack #JaiHind,” Kidambi Srikanth wrote, “hats off to the #IndianAirForce for their strike against terror. Every Indian is proud of you! Jai Hind!” How IAF Destroyed JeM Camps in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad Across LoC in Pakistan: Timeline And Video of Surgical Strike 2.
Here's Mohammad Kaif's tweet:
Salute to the Indian Air Force. Shaandaar #IndiaStrikesBack
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 26, 2019
This is what Badminton star Saina Nehwal tweeted:
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) February 26, 2019
Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal tweeted this:
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) February 26, 2019
Here's what Kidambi Srikanth wrote:
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) February 26, 2019
Mahesh Bhupathi's tweet:
Jai Hind!!!! 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 @IAF_MCC
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) February 26, 2019
And Aakash Chopra expressed his views as well:
Jai Hind 🇮🇳
But next time, let’s not wait for Pulwama or Uri to do what’s needed to be done. Strike Out Terrorism.
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 26, 2019
This is the first time that India has taken a pro-active action using its air force across the LoC. Notably, even during the three-month-long Kargil conflict of 1999, IAF planes did not cross the LoC while hitting the positions occupied by Pakistani forces on the Indian side. Pulwama terror attack had led to nationwide outrage and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had vowed to punish those behind the attack, reported ANI.