Mirage strike took place early in the morning. The air strike took place at pre-dawn 3.30 am. 12 numbers of Mirage 2000 aircraft dropped bombs on terrorist camps across the Line of Control. The strike lasted 21 minutes.
Highlights – attack :
- Terror launch pads in Chakothi, Muaffarabad and Balakot are said to be destroyed
- Control rooms of Jaish-e-Mohammed destroyed
- 12 days after Pulwama terror attack – Air-strike takes place.
- Alpha 3 control rooms destroyed
Pakistan’s reaction on Mirage attack :
Earlier on 26th morning morning, Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control.
Ghafoor tweeted that that the Indian aircraft intruded into Pakistan from the Muzafarabad sector and dropped payloads in Balakot sector.
However, he claimed that no casualties and damages were reported in the attack in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
Results of Mirage air strike :
The entire act is recorded on Mirage pods. A Pakistan drone was shot down in Kutch border at 6.30 am.
The administration and police have been put on high alert in Punjab near border areas. According to news reports 200 to 300 terrorists are killed in the Mirage air strike.
High alert is on villages in the border areas. The IAF used laser guided bombs. Israeil AWAC’s watch on Pakistan bases.
India is anticipating Pakistan retaliation.
Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi has called the airstrike by the Indian Air Force as a strike for peace and respect for life.