IAF jets carry out air strikes across LoC, terror camps destroyed
12 Mirage fighter jets destroyed a major terrorist camp across the LoC, ANI reported
Cabinet Committee on Security briefs Prime Minister
NEW DELHI : A fleet of 12 Mirage jets conducted a cross-LoC (Line of Control) raid early on Tuesday and destroyed terrorist camps, a news report quoting unnamed Indian Air Force officials said.
Separately, public service broadcaster Radio Pakistan also tweeted: "Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has summoned an emergency meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan. The meeting will discuss the security situation."
The allegation comes amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the February 14 suicide attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently said that armed forces had been given a free hand to respond to the Pulwama attack at the time of their choosing, just a day after the suicide attack. A group of army commandos had crossed the line of control on the night of 28-29 September 2016 and destroyed terrorist launch pads in the wake of the 18 September attack on an Indian army garrison in Uri, which claimed 19 lives.
That India chose to strike across the LoC is significant given that New Delhi will be able to present a case that it struck in territory claimed by Pakistan illegally. India claims all of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, something that Pakistan disputes.
Also read: Pulwama aftermath: Lessons from the past
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