The Indian Air Force carried out strikes on terrorist camps across the Line of Control early today morning. According to the Times of India, The attack was targeted at Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Hizbul Mujahideen terror training camps and was carried out by a dozen Mirage 2000 fighter jets.
The 'surgical' attack was carried out in retaliation to the Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF jawans.
Hearing the news, Indians took to Twitter to voice their views.
Great job by the #IndianAirForce. The #IAFStrikes have sent the much needed signal to Pakistan and the terrorists it’s harbouring - don’t think you can get away with acts like the #PulwamaAttack. Bravo to the #IAF men and my full support for the action.— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) February 26, 2019
Even if #AirStrike in #Balakot across line of control in POK and not namesake in KPK (details awaited on this) a huge huge ops and a huge statement by India. First use of air power by India across line of control since 1971. @IAF_MCC congratulations and God bless. #PulwamaAttack— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 26, 2019
The 35-year Pak Army/ISI fantasy of bleeding India with a thousand cuts, using expendable proxies as gun-fodder has ended. They have to make a hard choice now: find peace with India, or blunder into an escalatory cycle. Low-cost options are over.— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) February 26, 2019
We’ve entered a whole new paradigm with the Balakote air strike. The post Uri strike was to avenge our losses, Balakote was a “preemptive strike to prevent an imminent JeM attack”. Totally new ballgame.— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) February 26, 2019
For the first time since 1971, #IndianAirForce jets have bombed 1000kgs beyond the line of control outside India.— Son Of Mother Nature (@Masthan_Ammr) February 26, 2019
Now that's HISTORIC!
This is not even a #Surgicalstrike2, It is a clear attack on terrorist camps run deep inside Pakistan controlled borders.
How is the Josh? pic.twitter.com/sjvIF1KyPF
Make no mistake. This is a totally justified, appropriate & proportional act of self defense by India against Pakistan, a state sponsor of terrorism, who repeatedly attacks India & wages a Taliban proxy war against Afghanistan. India did the world a favor.https://t.co/vIwtCTj8Gw— Lawrence Sellin (@LawrenceSellin) February 26, 2019
I salute our brave soldiers of #IndianAirforce & the deep respect from deep heart for such a brave action— Shikha S Rai (@9044Shikha) February 26, 2019
MIRAGE jet distroyed terror camps across LoC.
Jaish HQ has been reprted distroyed in this Airstrike.#Surgicalstrike2
not a soft state,its a new India🇮🇳
Jai Hind🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/HcNKF8Ks4T
You have done us proud today - the Indian Air Force!— Arjun Modhwadia (@arjunmodhwadia) February 26, 2019
Saluting your services to the Nation🇮🇳#IndianAirForce