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Indian Air Force strikes Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan

The Indian air strikes were in retaliation for the February 14 suicide bombing of a CRPF convoy in Jammu & Kashmir that killed at least 40 troopers

An Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway during an IAF drill in Bangarmau, in Unnao
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An Indian Air Force Mirage 2000 fighter jet lands on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway during an IAF drill in Bangarmau, in Unnao district on Tuesday. Photo: PTI

Ajai Shukla
Indian fighter jets struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) inside Pakistan in a pre-dawn operation on Tuesday, killing over 300 terrorists. The synchronised strike, involving 12 Mirage 2000 aircraft and supported by a fleet of Sukhoi 30 jets, a mid-air refueller and two airborne warning and control systems, targeted JeM’s “five-star resort style” camp on a hilltop in Balakot, about 80 km from the Line of Control, sources said. 

The entire operation lasted about 20 minutes, and came days after the February 14 suicide bombing of a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu

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First Published: Feb 26 2019 | 1:48 PM IST

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