Bollywood salutes Indian Air Force after air strike in Pakistan

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New Delhi : Indeed good news for all Indians! The fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have crossed the Line of Control to Pakistan in the early morning hours to destroy a major terrorist camp with bombs.

IAF sources then said that a group of Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets struck a terror camp across the Line of Control (LoC) and completely destroyed it at 0330 hours on February 26.

The sources added that 10 Air Force Mirage jets dropped 1000 kg bombs on terror camps across the LoC. The targets were terror camps and launch pads of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) among other terrorist groups, the source said.

Bollywood actors including Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Paresh Rawal, among others, lauded the armed forces for the strike that comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF soldiers in south’s Kashmir’s Pulwama.

Ajay Devgn wrote on Twitter, “Mess with the best, die like the rest. Salute #IndianAirForce. @narendramodi,” while Abhishek Bachchan lauded the efforts of the armed forces, simply saying, “Namaskar karte hain.” Akshay Kumar added, “Proud of our #IndianAirForce fighters for destroying terror camps. Quiet no more! #IndiaStrikesBack.”

Vivek Oberoi also wrote on Twitter, “Jai Hind #IndiaStrikesBack,” while singer-composer Kailash Kher praised the armed forces in his tweet. Paresh Rawal tweeted, “A TRULY BEAUTIFUL GOOD MORNING. THANKS @narendramodi SIR AND BRAVEHEARTS OF OUR ARMY. JAI HO.”

Indian Air Force fighter planes struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the LoC in Balakot, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa early on Tuesday morning. The IAF used Mirage-2000 jets, causing an estimated casualty of 200-300, the sources said.