Indian Foreign Secy confirms air strikes

By Xappie Desk, February 26, 2019 11:57 IST

Indian Foreign Secy confirms air strikes

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has confirmed the air strikes.
 
At a briefing by the Ministry of External Affairs, Mr. Gokhale says the JeM terror camp in Balakot was destroyed. "In the early hours of today, India struck the biggest training camp JeM training camp at Balakote. A very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis were eliminated," says. Mr. Gokhale.
 
"This non-military pre-emptive action was taken especially against the JeM terrorist organization. We are still awaiting further details," he adds.
 
Despite many questions, Mr. Gokhale has not confirmed the location of Balakot.
 
In an intelligence lead operation in the early hours today, India struck the biggest training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander & Jihadis were eliminated.
 
A large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders were eliminated in largest JeM camp in Balakot. The camp was led by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar.
 
India is firmly&resolutely committed to taking all measures to fight the menace of terrorism. This non-military pre-emptive action was targeted specifically at JeM camp. The selection of the target was also conditioned by our desire to avoid civilian casualties.
 
Foreign Secy says, "This facility in Balakot was headed by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar...The selection of the target was also conditioned by our desire to avoid civilian casualty. It's located in the deep forest on a hilltop".



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