"I salute the pilots of the IAF"
Tuesday,26 February 2019 06:17 AM IST
New Delhi: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and other national leaders lauded Indian Air Force as they reportedly carried out air strikes on terror camps across the Line of Control. National News Agency ANI reported that 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on the terror launch pads and completely destroyed it, including the control room of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
"I salute the pilots of the IAF," tweeted Rahul Gandhi whereas his party also supported the IAF's recent action. "We salute the @IAF_MCC for their consistent & determined effort to keep Indians safe. Jai Hind," the Congress posted on its official Twitter handle.
"Wow, if this is true this was not a small strike by any stretch of the imagination but will wait for official word, should any be forthcoming." National Conference chief Omar Abdullah tweeted.
India reportedly carried out air strikes on terror camps, occupied by the Jaish-e-Mohammed across the Line of Control, around 3.30 today morning. National News agency ANI has reported that 12 Mirage 2000 Fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps.
The early morning air strike is a retaliation to the deadliest attack in Pulwama where the Pakistani based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed had killed 40 CRPF men at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir.
ANI also reported that the bombs were dropped exactly on the targeted areas, especially in the control room of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, and destroyed it completely.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is meeting with ministers in the Cabinet Committee on Security to analyse the current situation.
The air strikes by the Indian Air Force comes after two weeks of the Pulwama terror attack where 40 CFPF men were killed when a suicide bomber in a car rammed into the buses which were carrying the soldiers. The attack was executed and implemented by the Jaish, a terror outfit headed by Masood Azhar.