IAF air strike in Pakistan: Opposition reacts with 'Jai Hind'
New Delhi : Opposition leaders lauded Indian Air Force for successfully carrying out cross-LoC airstrikes on Tuesday morning. Nearly 200-300 terrorists have been killed in the attack on terror camps located across LoC.
India's action comes as retaliation to JeM backed attack on Indian convoy in Pulwama on February 14, the terrorist attack had martyred 40 CRPF personnel.
One Union Minister, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, confirmed the airstrike on Twitter.
ये मोदी का हिंदुस्तान है, घर में घुसेगा भी और मारेगा भी,— Gajendra Singh Shekhawat (@gssjodhpur) February 26, 2019
Air Force carried out aerial strike early morning today at terror camps across the LoC and Completely destroyed it
एक एक क़तरा ख़ून का हिसाब होगा !ये तो एक शुरुआत है .. ये देश नहीं झुकने दूंगा...#Balakot #Surgicalstrike2 pic.twitter.com/fqYJgWxuqX
The opposition too lauded the action by Indian Air Force. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal all tweeted messages of praise for the IAF.
🇮🇳 I salute the pilots of the IAF. 🇮🇳— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 26, 2019
I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 26, 2019
West Bengal Chief Minister redefined IAF as "India's Amazing Fighters".
IAF also means India's Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) February 26, 2019
In the cross border airstrikes, India destroyed terrorist launchpads and Jaish-e-Mohammed control rooms.
India had killed the mastermind of the bombing in an encounter, gone on a diplomatic offensive to isolate Pakistan on the world stage, increased basic customs duty on Pakistani exports, and reiterated plans to stop its share of Indus water from flowing to its northwestern neighbour.