Balakot airstrike discussed during TV debate in Pakistan
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: It looks like Pakistan still isn't able to recover from the blows received in the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force in response to the deadly Pulwama attack as a former Pakistani diplomat discussed it during a TV debate and how the Imran Khan government reacted to it.
12 Mirage-2000 fighter jets took off from multiple airbases on February 26, crossed over into the Pakistani air space and carried out missile attacks on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot town of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The Mirages had dropped five Spice 2000 bombs out of which four penetrated the rooftops of the building in which the terrorists were sleeping. The attacks were carried out at 3.30 AM and within a few minutes after dropping the bombs on their designated targets, the Indian Air Force planes returned to their bases.
The strikes were conducted in response to the dastardly Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel. JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack.
(Disclaimer: The previous version of the copy was based on the report issued by news agency ANI. Since the new revelations have come, we have updated the copy accordingly.)
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