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Surgical Strike 2.0 updates: Jets attack multiple terror camps, say reports

India strikes back: Mirage jets destroy PoK terror camp with 1,000 kg bombs in pre-dawn strike, sources say

Updates of the developing situation over IAF jets reportedly striking multiple terror camp locations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

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Meanwhile, Pakistani PM Imran Khan is chairing an emergency meeting. – Feb 26, 02:17 PM (IST)

The prime minister is now speaking about the implementation of One Rank One Pension (OROP) and the National War Memorial, that was inaugurated yesterday. – Feb 26, 02:14 PM (IST)

I assure the people of the country that the it is in safe hands: PM Modi

PM Modi began his rally in Churu, Rajasthan saying, “I understanding your ‘josh’ today.”

Nothing is more important than the nation: PM Modi. – Feb 26, 02:11 PM (IST)

Top government sources have told News18 that the target was a training camp on a hillock that looked like a 5-star hotel and had a pool. They claimed that 325 fidayeens, and 25 commanders were killed in the air strike. – Feb 26, 02:05 PM (IST)

Foreign diplomats from the US, UK, Russia, Australia, Indonesia, Turkey and six ASEAN members are being briefed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on IAF’s strike across Balakot. – Feb 26, 02:03 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing a rally in Churu, Rajasthan shortly. While he did speak at the Gandhi Peace Prize event today morning, the rally address will be his first political speech after IAF’s strike in Balakot. – Feb 26, 01:59 PM (IST)

The Pakistan National Assembly is currently discussing IAF’s attack in Balakot. – Feb 26, 01:48 PM (IST)

Pakistani villagers say one person wounded in Indian air strike

Pakistani villagers in the area where Indian jets struck what officials in New Delhi said was a militant training camp said they heard four loud bangs in the early hours today, Reuters has reported.

“We saw trees fallen down and one house damaged and four craters where the bombs had fallen,” said Mohammad Ajmal, a 25-year-old who visited the site. – Feb 26, 01:30 PM (IST)

Who is JeM’s Yusuf Azhar? – Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that the air force hit at the JeM camp headed by Yusuf Azhar. Yusuf Azhar is the brother-in-law of Masood Azhar, the chief of JeM. Yusuf Azhar was involved in the 1999 IC-814 hijacking to free Mazoor Azhar, and works under the alias Mohammad Salim. – Feb 26, 01:14 PM (IST)

Expect more stringent measures against Pakistan not just militarily. As for sports, we cannot play bilaterally but okay with multi-lateral events. We are open for play as it’s not about Pakistan being there: Government sources to News18. – Feb 26, 01:07 PM (IST)

FULL REPORT | Biggest JeM camp in Balakot destroyed, many terrorists killed: Foreign Secretary Vijay GokhaleIn a press conference, the Foreign Secretary said that India struck the biggest camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Balakot, which was headed by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar.. – Feb 26, 12:57 PM (IST)

Top commanders of JeM were moved out of Balakot after Pulwama attack. Indian agencies were aware of this, but decided to destroy the training camps: Sources to News18. – Feb 26, 12:45 PM (IST)

Opposition parties will also be briefed about IAF’s strike acorss the LoC. An all-party meeting is expected to happen at 5.00 pm today. – Feb 26, 12:15 PM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has briefed both President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu about Indian Air Force’s striking a JeM terror camp in Balakot across the Line of Control (LoC). – Feb 26, 12:14 PM (IST)

There has been a ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces at the International Border at Kanachak at Samba. The Border Security Force (BSF) retaliated. According to reports, one Pakistani Ranger was killed in retaliatory firing. – Feb 26, 12:09 PM (IST)

It is violation of ceasefire. We will give a befitting reply: Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. – Feb 26, 11:52 AM (IST)

The terror camp attacked by the IAF was headed by Maulana Yusuf Azhar, alias Ustad Ghauri — brother-in-law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar. – Feb 26, 11:48 AM (IST)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale also said that credible intelligence was received that JeM was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country and fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. – Feb 26, 11:46 AM (IST)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has concluded his short press briefing. He did not take any questions. – Feb 26, 11:38 AM (IST)

The location of the strike was chosen to make sure there were no civilian casualties. The camp located in a thickly forested area on a hill top: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale – Feb 26, 11:38 AM (IST)

Information regarding the terror camps in Pakistan and in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been provided to Pakistan on multiple occasions. They have not taken any action. It is impossible for these terror organisations to operate there without Pakistan’s knowledge. Pakistan has done nothing to dismantle terror mechanism on there: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. – Feb 26, 11:37am (IST)

In the face of imminent danger, a pre-emptive strike became necessary. India struck the biggest camp of JeM in Balakot. Large number of JeM terrorists, leadership and suicide bombers were eliminated. The camp was headed by Maulana Yusuf Azhar: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. – Feb 26, 11:36am (IST)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has begun his briefing. – Feb 26, 11:31am (IST)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will be briefing the press shortly. Stay tuned for the LIVE updates. – Feb 26, 11:20am (IST)

Reports suggest that a Pakistani drone was also shot down near the Kutch border at 6.30 am today. – Feb 26, 11:14am (IST)

President Ram Nath Kovind is presenting the Gandhi Peace Prize for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also attending this event. – Feb 26, 11:13am (IST)

We acted in 100 hours after the Pulwama terror attack. Today’s action had to be taken. People have trust in Modi ji. This step was important. Modi ji gave freedom to Army to act: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar. – Feb 26, 10:50am (IST)

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale will hold a press briefing at 11.30 am. – Feb 26, 10:45am (IST)

The high-level security meeting at the prime minister’s residence has concluded. – Feb 26, 10:38am (IST)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other top officials of the government are meeting PM Modi. – Feb 26, 10:32am (IST)

Here’s what has happened so far: Feb 26, 10:14am (IST)

# 12 IAF Mirage 2000 jets reportedly struck terror camps inside PoK, early this morning
# The reported strikes destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot, Chakoti and Muzafarrabad
# The 20-21 minute operation reportedly began at 3.30 am; 1,000 kg laser-guided missiles were dropped
# Pakistan has claimed that the IAF jets violated the Line of Control (LoC)
# Political leaders in India, including Congress President Rahul Gandhi have praised the strikes
# Neither the government, not the defence forces have so far confirmed the development
# PM Modi is holding a high-level security meeting at his residence

Indian Army sources have told The Times of India that IAF jets strick terror camps in Balakot at around 3.45 am, Muzafarrabad at around 3.48 am and Chakoti at around 3.58 am. Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report. – Feb 26, 09:50am (IST)

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has summoned an emergency meeting to review the situation after Indian Air Force strikes, News18 has reported. – Feb 26, 09:37am (IST)

Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) have been completely destroyed in the IAF air strikes. JeM control rooms have also been destroyed: news agency ANI has reported. – Feb 26, 09:34am (IST)

Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) have told News18 that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been briefed by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval. – Feb 26, 09:17am (IST)

The 12 Mirage 2000 jets that participated in the operation have returned safely, sources have told News18. – Feb 26, 09:15am (IST)

News18 has reported, citing sources, that the IAF strike has led to 200-300 casualties on the Pakistani side. – Feb 26, 08:55am (IST)

News18 has reported defence ministry sources as saying that laser guided bombs were used. – Feb 26, 08:41am (IST)

12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation: IAF sources have told news agency ANI – Feb 26, 08:39am (IST)

The reported strike comes days after the Pulwama attack, where 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Pakistan-based terror outfit JeM had claimed responsibility for the attack. The incident has escalated tensions between the two neighbours, with New Delhi vowing to take stern action against Islamabad. – Feb 26, 08:37am (IST)

1,000 kg bombs were dropped on terror camps across the LoC, IAF sources have tld news agency ANI – Feb 26, 08:35am (IST)

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more information. – Feb 26, 08:35am (IST)

News18 has reported that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) could hold a press conference at some point in the day. – Feb 26, 08:33am (IST)

News18 has reported that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) could hold a press conference at some point in the day. – Feb 26, 08:33am (IST)

Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a negative opening for the broader index in India, a fall of 96.50 points, or 0.89 percent. Nifty futures were trading around 10,796-level on the Singaporean Exchange.Feb 26, 08:32am (IST)

At 03.30 hours this morning, a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it, IAF sources have told news agency ANI.Feb 26, 08:31am (IST)

A ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army was also reported in the Gulpur sector of Poonch late night on February 25. The Indian Army also reportedly retaliated. The firing started at around midnight and stopped at around 2.00 am. No casualties were reported. However, it is unclear if the incidents are related.Feb 26, 08:29am (IST)

Pakistan via its Inter-Services Public Relations (DGSIPR) Twitter handle tweeted: “Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage (sic),” the tweet by @OfficialDGISPR said.

The tweet came three hours after another tweet from the same handle saying: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.”Feb 26, 08:29am (IST)

The report further cites government sources as saying that it is difficult to assess the damage there and that the situation is tense in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

IAF has not officially responded to the reports. Sources in the IAF, however, told News18 said that they had nothing to report on the matter.Feb 26, 08:29am (IST)

Multiple Indian Air Force (IAF) jets on the night of February 25-26 crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and carried out limited strikes on several Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camps, according to a report by News18 citing top government sources.

One of the locations is reported to be a JeM hideout in Bala kote in PoK, where there was a “huge blast”. – Feb 26, 08:29am (IST)

Source: MoneyControl.com & News18

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One Reply to “Surgical Strike 2.0 updates: Jets attack multiple terror camps, say reports

  1. Nothing much is expected from a savage, army controlled, sham democracy which hides behind terrorist to achieve its nefarious designs. The Paki information gathering is so poor that they beat the pulp out of their own F16 pilot who had ejected after being shot down. They could shoot down only one Mig21. The laughable matter is that an outdated Mig21 could take out an advanced fighter jet.

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