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Balakot, a year on: What has changed for India after the airstrike?

A realistic assessment will tell us that not much has changed between India and Pakistan since Balakot; the relationship remains as fraught as before with little prospect of reconciliation

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

A year has passed since Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft bombed a compound near the town of Balakot, in Pakistan, which had been identified as a training camp run by the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

The JeM is a Pakistani Punjabi terrorist group that focuses its activities on India and had brought the two countries to the brink of war after its fighters attacked the Parliament building in New Delhi on December 13, 2001. Balakot was struck in the early morning hours of February 26, 2019, in retaliation for the killing of 40 Central Reserve Policy Force jawans in a suicide car-bomb ...

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First Published: Wed, February 26 2020. 09:12 IST
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