As per reports in the media (Republic TV & NDTV) IAF has eliminated over 300 terrorists at 3 camps which included JeM's terror group's chief Masood Azhar's brother-in-law Yusuf Azhar in the pre-dawn strikes deep into Pakistan. This is the first time IAF fighter jets have entered Pakistan crossing the LoC and struck deep  (as far as more than 80 km inside Pak territory) without any resistance whatsoever after 31 years since the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

As per top sources, the operation was conducted between 3:58 am and 4:04 am. Blueprint of the air operation was discussed with the Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman during her recent meeting with all the 3 Service chiefs in New Delhi. All the risk assessment was also done and Raksha Manti was informed that 10-15 IAF aircraft will be used.

  • The first strike was conducted at Balakot, 24 KM North West of Muzafarrabad. Top sources say that Strike one was carried out between 3:45 am and 3:53 am on Tuesday morning
  • The second strike, as per top sources, was at Muzafarrabad between 3:48 am and 3:55 am
  • India's third blow was at Chakoti
  • The locations that were targeted by the Air Force included joint training camps of JeM, LeT & Hizbul Mujahideen

Here's what we know so far about IAF's strike on JeM terror camps:

  • IAF Sources: 12 Mirage-2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1,000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC, completely destroying it
  • Balakot, Chakoti, Muzafarrabad pads were destroyed
  • Alpha-3 control rooms of Jaish targeted and destroyed
  • The operation involved dropping 1,000 kg payloads on terror camps
  • As per sources: Indian Air Force fighter planes made a low fly strike at the terrorist camp.
  • PM Modi was briefed by NSA on operation and assessment

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