India has again woken to some very big news. Following the massive killing of 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama by a Pakistani sponsored terrorist, India has been making coherent demands of a befitting retribution. Just about two days ago, we had PM Modi swear to the country that a response to the gruesome murder of our jawans will be given.
According to several reports IAF jets last night crossed the from Muzzafarabad and dropped payloads at Balakot in PoK. Pakistan claims that its fighter jets swarmed the region and forced Indian jets back and that no casualties were caused. Remember, Pakistan denied there was even a surgical strike following the URI massacre. Hence, believing the Pakistani side would be equivalent to believing in abject lies.
Indian sources indicate that about 10 to 12 Mirage 2000 jets took off with intelligence of a major terror camps at 3:30am and delivered 1000kg of payloads! This is a lot of explosive and must have absolutely destroyed the targets. Remember, since this is an air strike, Indian jets may have spent not more than 5 to 8 minutes across the LoC The scale and magnitude of damage caused can only be ascertained after the government of India puts out a detailed statement. This goes on to prove the capabilities of our Air Force to carry out professional strikes from the sky. We are awaiting a detailed and comprehensive response by the Defence Ministry and sources indicate that a press briefing will be held shortly.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Maj General Asif Ghafoor tweeted this:
Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 25, 2019
Speculations are rife that Pakistan has been rattled with Indian Governments strong statements assuring people of retribution. Just few days ago, all hell had broken lose in Sialkot as citizens of Pakistan thought that IAF had struck them through the skies, although it was merely a sonic boom by PAF. If reports are to believed, Pakistan struck one of its own jets in haste.
By issuing a statement before India could, it is clear that Pakistan wants to control the narrative about the attack. This clearly means that the damage on Pakistan was huge.
One must also keep in mind the fact that this was not a surgical strike. Balakot is not in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. If Indian Air Force planes dropped payload in Balakot, they crossed across the LOC, and then across the entirety of Azad Kashmir, and then into Khyber Pakhtukhwa. This is a full-fledged attack.
Sources have told India Today that the technology India used enabled us to keep an eye on 300 targets and jam their radars at the same time. The planes took off from an air base in Central India, flew over India, right into Pakistan to drop the payload.
Visuals of the attack are out now. The Defence Ministry will issue a statement soon. Coming on the heals of getting threats from Pakistan about attacking it and starting a war with it, India has shown them who the boss is. India has shown them that every time they attack India, we can strike back irrespective of the nuclear threat. PM Modi has called the enemy’s bluff, it’s over for Pakistan.