1st Anniversary Of Balakot Counter Attack Operation


The Indian Air Force carried a cross-border airstrike on terrorist training camps in Pakistan’s Balakot is in response to the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in February in Jammu’s Pulwama in which more than 40 officials were killed.

Last year on 14th February at 3: 00 pm a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden ve vehicle into a CRPF convoy at Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at Jammu Srinagar National Highway near Awantipora in Jammu Kashmir’s Pulwama District. It consisted of 78 buses carrying around 2,500 CRPF personnel. It was on its way from Srinagar to Jammu Kashmir.

Twelve days later a counter-attack operation was carried out by the IAF 12 Mirage 2000 jet were involved in the operation. The jets consisted of SPICE 2000 & Popeye precision-guided munitions and were supported by four Sukhoi Su-30 MKI, Netra and Phalcon airborne early warning and control aircraft an IAI Heron UAV and two Ilyushin II- 78 aerial refueling aircraft.

A very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commandant and a group of Jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated.

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