In a shocking blow to Pakistan, the Indian Air Force has reportedly carried out a surgical strike against the terror launchpads at three different locations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, across the Line of Control. While an official confirmation from the Government of India is awaited, the action was taken in retaliation to the terrorist attack in Pulwama which killed more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14, 2019. This is the second surgical strike conducted by India, first being post the Uri attack which killed almost 20 security personnel.
Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force… Jai ho !!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 26, 2019
May the force always be with the #IndianAirforce and our supreme Intelligence….JAI HIND🇮🇳
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 26, 2019
More power to our defence forces. Bharat mata ki jai! 🇮🇳 #IAFStrikes
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) February 26, 2019
According to news agency ANI, the strike took place around 3: 30 AM using 12 Mirage 2,000 fighter jets. According to reports by the agency, the aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on a major terror camp across the Line of Control, completely destroying it. Union Minister Prakash Javedakar in a media interaction has confirmed the attack, but a briefing is expected by the Foreign Secretary in a couple of minutes from now.
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 26, 2019
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) February 26, 2019
Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness.
I salute the IAF, Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 26, 2019
Meanwhile, Bollywood has erupted with josh post the news broke the internet. From Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, to Sonu Sood, Paresh Rawal, Ajay Devgn and more have tweeted lauding Indian Air Force for carrying out the strike successfully.
BRAVO INDIA 🇮🇳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 26, 2019
Salute to the #IndianAirForce for their indomitable spirit in keeping our country safe! Let us all pray for their safety. Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) February 26, 2019
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) February 26, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 26, 2019
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 26, 2019