DELHI— Indian Air Force (IAF) claims that it carried out surgical strikes on terror camps inside Pakistan terming it as an avenge of the Jaish-e-Muhammad attack on Indian security personnel in Pulwama less than two weeks ago.
DGISPR Major General Ghafoor has confirmed the attack saying that the attacks caused no casualties or damage .
“Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot,” General Ghafoor wrote.
The Indian foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale, said in a press breifing that Delhi had received credible intelligence the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant group, which killed 40 Indian security personnel in a suicide bombing earlier this month, was training fighters for similar attacks.
“In the face of imminent danger a pre-emptive strike became absolutely necessary,” Gokhale said.
These attacks are the first cross-border air strike India has conducted in nearly five decades. The last time India carried out such attacks was during the Bangladesh war in 1971.