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India drops 1000kg bomb across LoC: Report

12 Mirage, 2000 deployed in action, agency claims quoting Indian Air Force.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

MUMBAI: Indian fighter jets hav dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across the India-Pakistan Line of Control, Indian news agency claimed quoting the Indian Air Force (IAF).

“At 0330 hours on 26th February a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it. 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC, completely destroying it,” ANI tweeted.

Early morning, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces, had tweeted that Indian Air Force violated Line of Control.

“Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft went back,” the Major tweeted.

In another tweet, the Major said that Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzaffarabad sector.

“Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage,” the tweet read.

And at around 8:45am, the Pak Major also tweeted the pictures of fallen payload.

Relations between India and Pakistan has worsened following a terror attack on February 14 in Pulwama, Kashmir, which had claimed lives of 42 Central Reserve Police Force personnel.

Days after the Pulwama attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said security forces have been given free hand to avenge the dastardly act.

Some, 2700 CRPF personnel were on their way to Srinagar when their convoy was attacked by an IED laden SUV rammed onto one of the busses.

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad had claimed that they killed the CRPF soldiers.