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Air Force provided government with evidence of Balakot air strike

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 6 2019 8:37PM
Air Force provided government with evidence of Balakot air strike
New Delhi, Mar.6 (HS): Amid high political heat created by opposition, ultimate,the Indian Air Force (IAF) has, reportedly, provided the government with proof that it hit targets in Pakistan''s Balakot during the February 26 airstrike. The IAF has told the government that 80 per cent of the bombs deployed during the daring raid hit their fixed targets, top sources within the air force has said this today. Reportedly, the Indian Air Force has prepared a dossier to refute the theory that the bombs missed their target. As earlier, Pakistan had also claimed that the bombs caused no damage but trees and forest land were hit during the raid. Meanwhile, International media too have cast doubt on whether the Balakot airstrike caused any damage. However, international media have not been able to access the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp that was targetted in the Balakot airstrike. Now, it has been learnt that the Indian Air Force has submitted a dossier containing 12 pages of high-resolution satellite images and synthetic aperture radar imagery collected from an intelligence aircraft platform flying in Indian airspace. These images have been submitted to central government as proof that the Balakot airstrike was successful, top IAF sources told Hindusthan Samachar, today. The sources also said that Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jets, which carried out the Balakot airstrike, dropped Israeli Spice 2000 precision bombs with "penetration warheads" during the raid.These bombs "pierced roofs" of the buildings targetted and exploded inside. So the damage was "internal", sources said. The sources said that the Indian Air Force has submitted proof of 80 per cent of the bombs used in the airstrike hitting their intended target. The other 20 per cent would likely have been deployed to give the strikes a margin of probability. It is worthwhile to mention here that the Indian Air Force carried out the airstrike during the pre-dawn hours of February 26. The airstrike targeted Jaish-e-Mohammad largest terrorist training camp, located in Balakot in Pakistani province of Pakistan''s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The strike was seen as a response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force jawans were martyred after a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a CRPF convoy. Hindusthan Samachar/Pramod
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