Just 11 days after the gruesome Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF personnel, Indian Air Force (IAF) jets early on Tuesday hit the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan, killing a large number of terrorists.
Speaking at a press conference Foreign Secretary Vijay K Gokhale said that the non-military pre-emptive action was clearly targeted at the terrorist camp which he said was established on a hilltop far away from civilian areas. The camp, he said, was settled at Balakot, about 195 km from Islamabad and over 40 km from Muzaffarabad, in the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
ANI has released some photographs of the camp which was completely decimated by IAF Mirage 2000 fighter jets in a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday.
One of the images published by ANI shows the JeM facility damaged by IAF strikes in Balakot, Pakistan.
In the second picture, we can see the ammunition dump, which was blown up by IAF Mirages. The junkyard had more than 200 AK rifles, uncountable rounds hand grenades, explosives and detonators.
In the third picture, flags of USA, UK and Israel can be recognised painted on staircases in Jaish e Mohammed facility damaged by IAF.