India fighter jets 'destroy terrorist camp in Pakistan'

"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control", he tweeted.

Pakistani officials confirmed that Indian Air Force jets crossed into the country's territory, but in a series of tweets, military spokesman Maj. He said Pakistan scrambled fighters and the Indian jets "released payload in haste" near Balakot, on the edge of Pakistani-ruled part of Kashmir.

A handout released after the NSC meeting stated the forum strongly rejected Indian claims of targeting an alleged terrorist camp near Balakot and the claim of heavy casualties.

The All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM ) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish terror camp in Balakot Pakistan, saying India has the right to self-defence. In a letter dated February 22, the government ordered deployment of forces with "immediate effect" in addition to the number of forces already stationed in the state. Pakistan at the time claimed no Indian incursion had occurred. The Indian Army also reportedly retaliated.

Australian foreign minister Marise Payne has urged Pakistan to take action against extremist groups, including Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack in the disputed Kashmir region that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police. "Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared for a befitting response to any Indian aggression or misadventure".

Dropped bombs & came back untouched. Indian Govt officially silent over Pak allegations.

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale called the strike a "non-military pre-emptive action, specifically targeted at the Jaish-e-Muhammad camp". "I pledge on this soil, I will not let the country die, I will not let the country stop".

The statement came days after a senior French source told PTI that France will be moving a proposal at the United Nations to ban Masood Azhar, chief of the UN-proscribed JeM which has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama terror attack. At around 3.30 am, a group of Mirage 2000 fighter jets carried out airstrikes on terrorist camps located across the LoC and that around 1,000 kgs of bombs had been dropped.

"On the one hand, Modi is washing poor people's feet while on the other, innocent Kashmiri blood is spilling", Shehbaz said, as he urged Modi not to plunge the innocent people of South Asia into a war. Only a very strong buzz. 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.

Lt. Col. Devender Anand, an Indian army spokesman, said Pakistani soldiers attacked Indian positions overnight along the boundary in Kashmir, the so-called Line of Control. PAF jeys still airborne upto Abbottabad.

  • Leroy Wright