Pakistan claimed on Tuesday that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and returned after the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled war planes.
The Indian government is yet to respond to the development but multiple reports have claimed that the IAF carried out the strike at a terror camp well beyond the LoC. Flight tracking websites spotted heightened activities along the border with an IAF early warning plane Emb 145 and mid-air refueller circling in the area early in the morning. Reports claimed that the IAF strike was carried out by a group of Mirage 2000 fighters at around 3.30 a.m. today with 1000 Kg Bomb.
Although it has been described as a surgical strike, it’s not. It’s called hot pursuit. India has attacked Pakistan. “Balakot is in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, just 60 km or so from Abbottabad where Pakistan military nestles, where Osama bin Laden was killed. Indian Mirage 2000s have struck deep in the heart of Pakistan. This is a full-blown attack,” writes Abhijit Majumder.