Monday, August 10, 2020
Home News Reports MEA: Strikes carried out in Balakot, Pakistan, terror camp levelled headed by Masood Azhar's...

MEA: Strikes carried out in Balakot, Pakistan, terror camp levelled headed by Masood Azhar’s brother in law

Gokhale further added that the strike took place on a hilltop in a forested location far from civilian areas and the JeM camp was run by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar.

Earlier in the day, Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighters destroyed multiple terrorist camps in Pakistan to avenge the death of soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack.

Hours after India carried out pre-dawn surgical strikes on Tuesday on terror camps across the border, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale held a press conference to provide the details of the operation carried out by the Indian Air Force, reports ANI.

Affirming that the Indian Air Force carried out early morning surgical strikes in Pakistan Gokhale said, “In an intelligence-led operation, India struck the biggest Jaish facility in Balakot on early hours of Tuesday. India calls it non-military pre-preemptive action to counter multiple potential fidayeen attacks.”

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that they had credible intelligence that Jaish-e-Mohammed was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country and Fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose.

- Advertisement -

“A pre-emptive strike became important. India struck the biggest camp of JeM in Balakot. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander & Jihadis were eliminated” Vijay Gokhale confirmed the air strike inside the Pakistani territory.

Gokhale further added that the strike took place on a hilltop in a forested location far from civilian areas and the JeM camp was run by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar.

He further added that India is firmly and resolutely committed to taking all measures to fight the menace of terrorism. This non-military pre-emptive action was targeted specifically at JeM camp and the selection of the target was also conditioned by our desire to avoid civilian casualties, said Vijay Gokhale.

We had earlier reported regarding Indian Air Force conducting three air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan. The IAF jets had pounded terror camps Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti in the well-planned strike involving a fleet of IAF jets and other military jets. Nearly 200-300 casualties on the side of Pakistan have been reported.

Reportedly, 12 Mirage jets took part in the Operation and bombs weighing 1000 kgs each was dropped on terror camps across the Line of Control, destroying them utterly. The Operation occurred at 3.30 a.m. in the morning.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

After requesting CBI inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Rhea Chakraborty objects to the same, invokes Bihar elections

Rhea Chakraborty insinuates that Sushant's death was being isolated and blown out of proportion in wake of elections in Bihar

Indians, how they get ‘secularism’ so horribly wrong and how the atmosphere changed after Islam and Christianity entered India

Indians are generally highly intelligent. Yet when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong, so wrong that it looks as if Indians were purposely fed wrong information.

Meet Kanta Murti, the woman who guarded a manhole and saved hundreds of lives as heavy rains flooded Mumbai

Kanta Murti, a 50-year-old pavement dweller, was seen in a viral video guarding an open manhole for 7 hours in Mumbai’s Matunga

Jaane kahaan gaye woh bots: The story of how Congress lost their ‘winning edge’ online

Congress party has embarked on a campaign to claim that the BJP is using bots to show Narendra Modi is more popular than Rahul Gandhi.

‘Human rights activist’ Aakar Patel incites Muslims to demand separate electorates, a demand that was rejected by the Constituent Assembly of India: Read details

'Human rights activist' Aakar Patel claimed that the Muslim demand for the creation of Pakistan was justified and blamed Hindus for it.

The 2005 interview of Rahul Gandhi, which embarrassed the party so much that it was declared fake and Tarun Tejpal was asked to kill...

In an interview to Zee TV, Vijay Simha had detailed how his interview of Rahul Gandhi in 2005, for the Tehalka magazine was killed after Tarun Tejpal was possibly pressured by the Congress party and its senior politicians.

Recently Popular

Sushant Singh Rajput’s brother-in-law gives a befitting reply to toxic journalism of Shekhar Gupta’s portal

Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law Vishal Kirti on Sunday slammed Shekhar Gupta and his portal for toxic journalism.

Who really is Binod? Read how one Youtube comment triggered a bizarre meme fest

The name 'Binod', which has now become the talk of the town and trending on Twitter, originated from a YouTube channel 'Slayy Point'

Reports claim Sushant Singh Rajput’s former manager Disha Salian’s post-mortem report says she was found nude after her death, Mumbai police deny the reports

According to the post-mortem report of Disha Salian, her body was found nude, which was not revealed by the police so far

Rhea Chakraborty leaks WhatsApp conversation to accuse that Sushant Singh Rajput considered his sister Priyanka as ‘pure evil’

Rhea Chakraborty tries to prove that Sushant Singh Rajput did not like his family, releases chat messages with him

Pakistan: Maulvi rapes child reading Quran in mosque in Sindh province, caught on CCTV

Muslim Cleric in Sindh province in Pakistan on the run after video of hem raping a child inside a mosque emerges, case registered

“Delete the video or there will be negative consequences,” Chinese embassy threatens India based strategic affairs portal over a critical video on Xi Jinping

Chinese authorities were irked with the portrayal of Xi Jinping in a 'negative light' by Indian portal 'Strat News Global run by Nitin A Gokhale

Uttar Pradesh: Nadeem and Imran kidnap, rape Dalit girl in auto, injured in a police encounter

As per reports, Nadeem and Imran had fired bullets at the chasing police vehicle.

After requesting CBI inquiry in Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Rhea Chakraborty objects to the same, invokes Bihar elections

Rhea Chakraborty insinuates that Sushant's death was being isolated and blown out of proportion in wake of elections in Bihar

Indians, how they get ‘secularism’ so horribly wrong and how the atmosphere changed after Islam and Christianity entered India

Indians are generally highly intelligent. Yet when it comes to secularism, most intellectuals, media and politicians get the concept wrong, so wrong that it looks as if Indians were purposely fed wrong information.

Meet Kanta Murti, the woman who guarded a manhole and saved hundreds of lives as heavy rains flooded Mumbai

Kanta Murti, a 50-year-old pavement dweller, was seen in a viral video guarding an open manhole for 7 hours in Mumbai’s Matunga

Did you know? 1962 Sino-India war could have been avoided had former PM Nehru paid heed to professional military advice

Nehru and his government had ignored warnings by the Indian Army about a possible Chinese aggression, says 2012 report by Gaurav Sawant.

Jaane kahaan gaye woh bots: The story of how Congress lost their ‘winning edge’ online

Congress party has embarked on a campaign to claim that the BJP is using bots to show Narendra Modi is more popular than Rahul Gandhi.

‘Human rights activist’ Aakar Patel incites Muslims to demand separate electorates, a demand that was rejected by the Constituent Assembly of India: Read details

'Human rights activist' Aakar Patel claimed that the Muslim demand for the creation of Pakistan was justified and blamed Hindus for it.

The 2005 interview of Rahul Gandhi, which embarrassed the party so much that it was declared fake and Tarun Tejpal was asked to kill...

In an interview to Zee TV, Vijay Simha had detailed how his interview of Rahul Gandhi in 2005, for the Tehalka magazine was killed after Tarun Tejpal was possibly pressured by the Congress party and its senior politicians.

Kolkata: Cricketer Md Shami’s estranged wife receives rape threats after she wished Hindus on Ram Mandir Bhoomi Pujan, files complaint

Mohammad Shami, the estranged husband of Hasin Jahan, has also been targeted by radical Islamists in the past for sharing images of his family.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands get fast internet: PM Modi inaugurates submarine OFC connectivity between Chennai and Port Blair

The foundation of the project was laid down in December 2018 by PM Modi to ensure high-speed internet connectivity for the residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Connect with us

239,751FansLike
425,659FollowersFollow
294,000SubscribersSubscribe