Indian fighter jets drop a ton of bombs across the Line Of Control: Reports

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  • Indian Air Force fighter jets reportedly dropped 1,000 kilos of bombs across the Line of Control with Pakistan.
  • The payload was allegedly dropped in the Muzaffarabad sector.
  • The strike comes in the wake of heightened tensions between the two countries
Indian Air Force fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilos of bombs across the Line of Control with Pakistan before returning, said several media reports.

Several media reports claimed that the IAF strike was carried out by a group of Mirage 2000 fighters at around 3.30 a.m. Sources in the Indian forces told Indian news agencies the strikes were aimed at terror launch pads, and the Indian Prime Minister was taking stock of the security situation in the wake of the strike.

In the wee hours of Wednesday, Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson Asif Ghafoor tweeted that Indian aircraft had violated the LOC and “released a payload” in haste before returning. Following this, Pakistan air force immediately “scrambled.”

In a statement Foreign Secretary of India VK Gokhale has said the move was a "pre-emptive, non-military" attack on terror camps.

The payload was allegedly dropped near Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Muzaffarabad sector.

The strike comes in the wake of heightened tensions between the two countries following a suicide bomb attack on India’s security personnel in Pulwama, Kashmir on February 14 that killed over 40.

Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed the terror strike.

With IANS





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