Barely two weeks after terrorists based out of Pakistan carried out dastardly terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, killing 40 innocent CRPF personnel, Indian Air Force fighter jets launched a major offensive on Tuesday, dropping heavy artillery in Pakistani territory in an early morning strike.
As many as 12 Mirage 2000 jets struck Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terror launch pads in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakothi areas in Pakistan. The attack was carried out at around 3:30 am, IAF sources have said. As per the IAF sources, the fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilogrammes of bombs at terrorist camps across the Line of Control. As per govt sources, 200-300 militants were neutralised during the strike.
Twitter was set ablaze with quirky and congratulatory posts after the attack was reported. Here’s how the people on micro-blogging reacted: