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India struck biggest JeM training camp in Pak: Full text of govt statement

Here is the full text of a statement by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale after Indian Air Force jets struck Jaish-e-Mohammad training camps at Balakot across LoC

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs the media on India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp, in New Delhi | Photo: PTI

BS Web Team New Delhi
Amid tensions between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, which claimed the lives of over 40 Central Reserve Police Forec (CRPF) personnel, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday carried our air strikes on a major terrorist camp in Pakistan.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, confirming the strike by IAF jets, said that the operation was carried out on credible intelligence received that JeM was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country and fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose.

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 12:43 PM IST

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