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Balakot air strike: Pakistan villagers shaken awake as IAF aircraft dropped bombs near madrasa

Villagers near the town of Balakot in northeast Pakistan were shaken out of their sleep by what seemed like an earthquake in the early hours of Tuesday, only discovering once dawn broke that there had been an Indian airstrike on their neighbourhood.

Balakot Air Strikes The airstrike destroyed a training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the militant group behind a suicide attack in Pulwama that killed over 40 CRPF personnel on Feb.14. While Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said “a very large number of JEM terrorists” had been eliminated, the villagers said only one person was wounded in the attack and they knew of no fatalities.A resident, who did not want to give his name, said there was a nearby madrasa run by Jaish, though most villagers were guarded talking about their militant neighbours. “There is this madrasa on the hilltop.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed runs it,” he said.Another person, who also declined to give his name said the militants had had a presence in the area for years.“I belong to that area. I know for sure that there has been a training camp.
It used to be there. I know Jaish people ran it,” he said.“This camp was turned into a madrasa several years ago, but no one would still be allowed to get close to this infrastructure. There are scores of students in the madrasa at any given time,” he said.
Set in a wooded, hilly area in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on the way to the scenic Kaghan valley, some 40 kilometres from the Line of Control, Balakot was of many towns that was devastated by as massive earthquake in 2005.From what villagers could see, the attack had missed its target as the bombs dropped exploded about a kilometre away from the madrasa.
Mohammad Ajmal, a 25 year-old villager near Jaba Top, where the attack took place, said he had heard four loud bangs in succession just before 3.00 a.m.“We couldn’t tell what had happened.It was only in the morning that we figured out it was an attack,” he told Reuters after visiting the site, in a wooded hilltop area.“We saw fallen trees and one damaged house, and four craters where the bombs had fallen.”Fida Hussain Shah, a 46 year-old farmer, said he and other villagers had found pieces of Indian ordnance that had splintered pine trees on the hill but the only casualty was a man sleeping in his house when shrapnel broke the windows

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Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh And Salman Khan-Produced Notebook Won’t Release In Pakistan

Mumbai: The decision comes in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack; Total Dhamaal and Luka Chuppi also won’t release in Pakistan; Satellite Shankar will also not release in Pakistan.
“We are not releasing our film Notebook in Pakistan.Our upcoming films Kabir Singh and Satellite Shankar too will also not release there,” Murad Khetani of Cine 1 Studios, said on the sidelines of the promotional event of his film Notebook.Notebook marks the Bollywood debut of Pranutan Bahl, daughter of actor Mohnish Bahl and granddaughter of veteran actress Nutan.

It will also mark the Bollywood debut of Zaheer Iqbal. Set in Kashmir, the romantic-drama film is produced by Salman Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde.
The film is slated to release on March 29.Meanwhile, Kabir Singh, directed by Sandeep Vanga, is a remake of his own Telugu film Arjun Reddy (2017).Jointly produced by Cine1 Studios and T-Series, the film stars Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani in lead roles. The film will release on June 21.Directed by Irfan Kamal, Satellite Shankar, produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar and Ashwin Varde, stars Sooraj Pancholi in the lead role. It will open in theaters on July 5.

“There is some work left on Kabir Singh, it will take around 12-13 days of work. We have Satellite Shankar, which is complete,” Murad Khetani said.
Earlier, the makers of Total Dhamaal,Luka Chuppi and Diljit Dosanjh’s Arjun Patiala had announced that they will not be releasing their films in Pakistan.Bridesmaid Alia Bhatt Adds Glitter And Sparkle To Her Friend’s Wedding.

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Pulwama attack fallout: Paramilitary jawans get air travel to and from J&K

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu routes for all the …
Previously, only officers were given air travel on these sectors.
The air travel is meant for times when personnel go on or return from leave.The Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the entitlement of air travel on Delhi-Srinagar, Srinagar-Delhi, Jammu-Srinagar and Srinagar-Jammu sectors to all the personnel of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces.February 21, 2019The decision will benefit around 780,000 personnel of the CAPFs in the ranks of constable, head constable and assistant sub inspector, who were otherwise not eligible to travel by air earlier.This facility is in addition to the existing air courier services for CAPFs that have been steadily extended in all sectors by the MHA to help the jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave.February 21, 2019The big rule change comes following February 14’s Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred. The terrorists targeted a CRPF convoy, which was moving from Jammu to Srinagar and had over 70 vehicles and more than 2,500 personnel.
The new order implemented is in addition to the existing air courier services for CAPFs that have been steadily extended in all sectors by the home ministry to help the jawans cut down on travel time during their journey to and fro from home on leave.In Jammu and Kashmir Sector, it may be recalled that Air Courier Service for CAPFs jawans was approved for the Jammu-Srinagar-Jammu sector.Subsequently, the Service was extended to cover 1) Delhi-Jammu, 2) Jammu-Srinagar, 3) Srinagar-Jammu and 3) Jammu-Delhi sector in Dec 2017.February 21, 2019In addition, air support is provided from the Indian Air Force (IAF) as and when required.

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From 0 in 2016 to 60 in 2019: Jaish went from dormant to deadly in 3 years

Srinagar, Feb 15: The Jaish-e-Mohamamad on Thursday carried out one of the most lethal strikes in Jammu and Kashmir, in which nearly 44 CRPF jawans were martyred.
Jawans carry a victim after militants attacked a CRPF convoy in Goripora area of Awantipora town in Pulwama district.
Security officials have always warned that the Jaish is the deadliest terror group in the Valley and poses the highest threat due to the kind of attacks it can carry out. Ironically this group has grown leaps and bounds over the past couple of years.From being dormant, the Jaish has become the most dreaded groups in the Valley over the years.Also Read | Pulwama suicide attack: Both IB and police had warned of Jaish led strike Currently the Jaish has a terrorist strength of over 60 in the Valley.It has also created suicide and sniper squads in the Valley.The security forces say that while the Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Tayiba have been dented largely, the Jaish on the other hand has become deadlier.
The terror group did not have a single terrorist in the Valley in 2016. However in the past three years, it has managed to grow in terms of strength and numbers in the Valley.The Jaish headed by Maulana Masood Azhar was founded in 2000. However after making a deadly start in the Valley, it had become dormant for long.
It is since the Pathankot attack that we have begun to witness that the group has been raising its ugly head once again.The group may not have the numbers that the Hizbul Mujahideen has, but it is more deadly than another terror group in the Valley.If one were to do a comparison of the numbers, the Hizbul has anything between 200 to 300 operatives in comparison to 40 to 60 that the Jaish has.Now, what makes the Jaish so lethal? First and foremost, these terrorists are highly trained and have state of the art weapons.The M4 Carbine was first brought into the Valley by this group. The other factor is that the group puts in place a plan before staging an attack.It undergoes the entire process of recruitment, training, reconnaissance and then carrying out an attack.The Hizbul Mujahideen on the other hand shows its dominance through its numbers.
Most of their terrorists are untrained and do not have powerful weapons. The recent plea by the Hizbul Mujahideen commander through a video message complaining about the lack of weapons or outdated ones is a clear indicator of what the strength of the outfit is.An Intelligence Bureau official explains to OneIndia that the Hizbul was a fading outfit, brought back to life by a social media campaign by slain commander of the outfit, Burhan Wani. This went on to become a fad and their presence became restricted largely to the social media through which they indulged in propaganda.The Jaish on the other hand which is nurtured by the Pakistan army and ISI has grown in terms of strength. Pakistan has been investing more into this group and with a free flow of funds and access to the best possible weaponry has gone on to become extremely lethal.Moreover the Jaish focuses on big operations and attacks at Nagrota and Pathankot are proof of this.Also Read | Jaish bomber released a chilling video before striking at PulwamaOver the past couple of months, several local youth have been making a beeline towards this outfit.The Jaish, however uses only its Pakistani terrorists in big attacks. The locals are tasked with gathering information and logistics, security officials say.The choice of Pakistani terrorists for major attacks is due to the fact that they are highly trained. These terrorists undergo extensive training before they are launched into the Valley, officials also say.Officials also admit that the encounters with the Jaish terrorists especially those from Pakistan are the hardest. Firstly they are highly trained, secondly they have sophisticated weapons and more importantly they are ready to die.
They plan only in terms of fidayeen attacks and this makes the encounters difficult the officer added

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