Balakot Jaish facility, bombed by IAF in February, functional again: Report
New Delhi : A Balakot facility that was bombed by the Indian Air Force planes in February this year is believed to have become functional again, reported Hindustan Times. The facility is used to train jihadist who could carry out attacks on Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of India.
The development, with the blessings of Pakistan, follows India’s August decisions to revoke Article 370 of the constitution, stripping Jammu and Kashmir of its special status, and bifurcate the state into two Union territories — J&K and Ladakh.
On August 5, Pakistan had relaxed its restrictions on the terror groups operating from their land.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to speak on the eve of the “Leaders dialogue on strategic responses to terrorism and violent extremism” at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23.
On February 27, Indian Air Force jets had carried out air strikes in the Balakot region vanishing the facilities, in reprisal for a February 14 suicide car bombing in J&K’s Pulwama that killed 40 troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force in the deadliest single attack in 30 years of insurgency.
The two nations have been reeling under immense tension since then.