It has been 17 days since Pakistan announced the closure of its airspace, a day after India launched airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
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A day after India launched IAF airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan had announced the closure of its airspace on 27 February.
Islamabad: The Pakistan military has claimed that Masood Azhar's Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) that claimed responsibility for the Kashmir suicide bombing which killed 40 CRPF personnel "doesn't exist in the country".
CLAIM In the early hours of February 26, Indian Air Force jets struck one of the biggest terror camps of terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed in a "non-military", "pre-emptive" strike in Pakistan's Balakot.
India said Pakistan violated the 2003 ceasefire agreement thrice on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri districts, for the seventh consecutive day, as tension between the neighbouring countries escalated to the worst in years.
Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said the latest firing came at 2:15pm in Rajouri’s Nowshera sector.
Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms along LoC in Nowshera Sector. The Indian Army is retaliating effectively, Lt Col Anand said.Earlier in the day, Pakistan fired along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector at 6am, drawing strong retaliation from the Indian Army. The firing continued till 7am, Lt Col Anand had said.
The firing started again at 1pm in Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch, he had said.The firings by Pakistan came a day after the air forces of both the neighbours claimed to have downed each other’s fighter jets.Pakistan also captured Indian Air Force’s Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.Also read: First aerial dogfight in 48 years escalates India-Pakistan tensionsPakistan has been violating the 2003 ceasefire agreement and had at least five Indian soldiers were injured on Tuesday as its troops fired across the LoC at several areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
The tension between India and Pakistan has escalated after a suicide bomber of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed rammed his explosive-laden car and blew up a bus killing 40 CRPF troopers on February 14.India has accused Pakistan of using its air force to target Indian military installations on Wednesday morning in response to pre-dawn counter-terror strikes of Tuesday against Jaish-e-Mohammad camps in Pakistan.
India and Pakistan summoned each other’s envoys on Wednesday over the tension.Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah, who was summoned to the South Block in New Delhi, told Indian officials about capturing of an Indian pilot by Pakistani authorities.In Islamabad, Pakistan’s foreign office also summoned India’s acting high commissioner Gaurav Ahluwalia and condemned what it called unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian forces along the Line of Control resulting in the killing of four of its civilians.Villagers along the 744-km long Line of Control and 198-km International Border in Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu region and in Baramulla district in Kashmir Valley say they have been living in fear following the firings.
Authorities have ordered all government and private schools within a range five km from International Border in Samba, Jammu, Rajouri and Poonch to remain closed on Thursday.They said the situation is tense but no one has migrated so far from Jammu, Samba and Rajouri districts but some families from Chajala Pathri, a village close to the LoC in Poonch, have shifted to safer areas.However, district commissioners of Rajouri and Poonch said there has been no migration as yet.A report by news agency PTI has said that 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations 2,936 by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the India-Pakistan border.
Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire understanding of 2003 despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the agreement during flag meetings between the border guarding forces of the two countries.World powers have urged restraint as tensions escalated this week after the February 14 suicide car bombing in Pulwama.
US president Donald Trump said on Thursday he hoped the conflict between India and Pakistan will be coming to an end.Also read: We have reasonably decent’ news from India and Pak, says TrumpPakistan’s ambassador to the United States, however, voiced regret that America has not condemned India’s air incursion, saying the stance emboldened New Delhi.Asad Majeed Khan said the US should have pinned blame on India. It is construed and understood as an endorsement of the Indian position and that is what emboldened them even more, Khan told reporters when asked about the US statement.
Tensions between the nuclear-armed nations India and Pakistan are on the rise after the dastardly attack on a CRPF bus in Pulwama in which 40 soldiers were killed.
comFebruary 28, 2019, 11:29 AM IST Ali Zafar’s tweet in praise of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for condemning the Pulwama attack has been mocked by Paresh Rawal. Loading.On early Tuesday morning, India conducted a major ‘preemptive’ strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot, Muzaffarabad. Tensions have heightened further after Pakistan violated Indian airspace and captured an IAF pilot.On February 19, Pakistani actor-singer Ali Zafar tweeted in praise of his Prime Minister Imran Khan for condemning the Pulwama attack. Indian actor-politician Paresh Rawal has taken a jibe at his comment, mocking Zafar’s silence now.
Ali Zafar has been part of multiple Indian films, including Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, London, Paris, New York and Total Siyapaa.Earlier, Paresh Rawal had pleaded to the media to not invite any Pakistani or Indian Terrorist sympathisers to talk about the issue. He had tweeted, “A humble appeal to our national news channels.
Plz don’t invite any Pakistani or Indian terrorist sympathisers to spew venom against our dear motherland. Those rabid dogs are not allowed in our homes.Let those maggots die in their own filth.”
In the meantime, the Pakistan government on Tuesday said that no film from India will release in the country as it has called for a ban on Indian content.The country’s information and broadcasting minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said the country’s film exhibitors association will be boycotting the Indian films.
Likewise, in the wake of the terror attack, the makers of films such as “Total Dhamaal”, “Luka Chuppi”, “Arjun Patiala”, “Notebook” and “Kabir Singh” had announced that they will not be screening their movies the neighbouring country.As the tensions between the nuclear-armed nations India and Pakistan are rising, members of the film fraternity from both the sides are calling out for peace and urging the media to be responsible.
At a time when India is busy lauding its air force for the early morning strike on Pakistan-based terror camps on February 26, one person seems especially happy and proud about it and remembers how the strike could have been carried out even after,
Mohonto Panging, a former Indian Air Force officer who was a Wing Commander at the time of the Mumbai attacks, has revealed that the IAF was deployed and ready to hit terror camps in Pakistan’s Muzzafarrabad in 2008 as well.
However, the armed forces couldn’t carry out the operation as an approval from the government never came.The IAF is known to have demolished multiple terror camps in Pakistan in a pre-dawn operation that lasted for 20 minutes on Tuesday.
It has been said that 12 Mirage 2000 jets were a part of the strike and dropped about 1,000-kilogram of laser-guided bombs on terror camps. “At 0330 hours on 26th February, a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it,” ANI reported.After the strike, Panging took to and hailed the armed forces for the successful operation. “Finally terrorist camps in POK hit by Laser Guided Bombs from IAF Mirage 2000.We were about to hit POK camps in Muzzafarrabad after Mumbai attacks in 2008. Finally the Govt did not decide.
Der Aye Par Durusht Aaye. Cheers!!” he wrote.
The former IAF officer then added that if the IAF had struck the terror camps in 2008, India may not have lost so many lives to terrorism.”As Air Warriors, IAF was prepared for Surgical Strikes at POK Camps after the Mumbai attacks in 2008 also, but the go ahead did not come.If the go ahead had come, maybe we would not have lost so many Indian lives to cross border terrorism! IF ONLY.!!” he said.
The retired officer, who is now an entrepreneur, author, and columnist, also spoke to the Times of India and said that he was, at the time, leading the Sukhoi squadron and the forces had a plan in place for the strike. “It was a secret plan and I had lied to my boys that we were going to different place.it’s a long story. We were deployed and waited in all readiness to strike for nearly one month but the government did not approve it,” he told the daily.This is not the first instance that the government has been indecisive about retaliatory attacks on terrorists. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh often received the ire of the opposition and people in general for being hesistant to act against terrorism.
Singh is also said to have been indecisive about the response to the 2001 Parliament attacks. The BJP too has, in the past, called Singh an “indecisive” PM who would take tough measures to counter terrorism issues.”India needs an effective leader. It has suffered because of an indecisive prime minister.It needs a strong government,” the BJP had once said. “The impact of cross-border terrorism is now being increasingly felt even outside Jammu & Kashmir.
The lowering of guard by the UPA has resulted in an increase in the number of attacks.”Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee too received flak for being hesistant and a tad slow in dealing with the Kandahar hijack.
The December 1999 hijack of Indian Airlines flight IC 814 involved five terrorists, who demanded the release of Maulana Masood Azhar and few others. After hours of discussion, the Vajpayee government was forced to release three terrorists and save the lives of 176 passengers and 15 crew members.Meanwhile, former Deputy National Security Advisor Leela K Ponappa also believes that such a strike should have been carried out after the 26/11 attacks and that Tuesday attack was an act of “self-defence,” reported News18.The strike on February 26 was in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack, in which about 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives and scores of others were injured.
In the wake of escalating tension between India and Pakistan, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan says there is nothing uglier than war and hopes better sense will prevail.
By IANS -February 27, 2019tweetNothing uglier.Nothing more ignorant than cheering for war. May sense prevail Pakistan Zindabad, Mahira, who starred in Bollywood film Raees, tweeted.Her tweet was a response to a thread on the wall of Fatima Bhutto, author and grand-daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.Mahira Khan, Veena Malik Other Pakistani Artists React On#SurgicalStrike2Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck terror launch pads in Pakistan administered Kashmir on Tuesday.
The IAF struck the biggest training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot in Pakistan just days after a suicide bomber killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, India.In response to the IAF strike, Pakistans Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the countrys armed forces and citizens to remain prepared for all eventualities.Mawra Hocane, who was seen in Indian film Sanam Teri Kasam, feels it is time to put humanity first.It is the time we understand this as humans.The media needs to take charge and stop being provocative. Its our duty to inculcate peace and use our words for better and not worse.
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
India on Tuesday woke up with the news of Air strike carried out by Indian Airforce in Pakistan IAF launched an air strike across the LOC, destroying Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps.
Rashid Khan breaks this record Shahid Afridis in 3rd T20I against IrelandThe air strike by IAF comes as a reply to the suicide bomb blast that came a little less than 2 weeks ago by Jaish-e-Mohammed which saw 40 CRPF jawans being martyred in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.Air Force killed more than 300 terrorists with the pre-dawn strike across the border, Kohlis sentiments echoed the India. This attack have filled every Indian with enery and Josh’, Now, its seems that Virat Kolhi led Indian team is all set to win the 2nd T-20I against against and are full of energy.
The air strike by IAF comes as a reply to the suicide bomb blast that came a little less than 2 weeks ago by Jaish-e-Mohammed which saw 40 CRPF jawans being martyred in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Air Force killed more than 300 terrorists with the pre-dawn strike across the border, Kohlis sentiments echoed the India.
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