New Delhi: Pakistan is denying the harm caused by the Indian Air Force’s cross-border strike that destroyed terrorist training camps of Jaish-e-Mohammed led by Masood Azhar in Balakot on February 26, IAF chief BS Dhanoa said on Friday but the Indian fighter planes had hit their assigned targets with accuracy.
Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said the proof is there in the form of the bombed-out structures.
In reply to a question on Pakistan downplaying the pre-dawn raid by the IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighters and also denying that any destruction was induced by the bombing, he said the proof is there in front of Pakistan, but they don’t want to see it.
‘Mirages hit targets in Balakot with Israeli-origin Spice 2000 bombs’
The IAF’s Mirages hit three targets in Balakot with five Israeli-origin Spice 2000 bombs with penetrator warheads that allowed them to penetrate through the rooftops before exploding inside to cause maximum damage, two air force officers who did not wish to be named said.
Each bomb was carrying around 80 kgs of explosives in a 900-kg steel casing, with the explosion caused by time-delay fuses sending a fatal quantity of shrapnel that would have immediately killed the inhabitants of the buildings, said one of the officials cited above.