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Aerial strikes on JeM camp: political leaders laud IAF | Live updates

A number of terrorists at the JeM camp in Balakot were killed, confirms Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale. As Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale confirmed on Tuesday that a Jaish-e-Mohamad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, was destroyed in Indian Air.
As Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale confirmed on Tuesday that a Jaish-e-Mohamad (JeM) terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, was destroyed in Indian Air Force (IAF) air strikes early on Tuesday morning, political leaders welcomed the action.
At a briefing, Mr. Gokhale also said a number of terrorists were eliminated in the air strike.Here are the reactions from political leaders and others:  Air strikes on Pak. terror camps unimaginable: GangwarUnion Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar on Tuesday said the entire country is proud of the air strikes, which the common people wouldn’t have even “imagined”.“IAF soldiers returned safe after attacking terrorists. We are proud of our Air Force.The task carried out by them could not have been imagined by the people,” said the Minister of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge).Everybody can now understand which country is protecting terrorists, Mr.
Gangwar said, adding “We want to eliminate terrorists completely. — PTI Asaduddin Owaisi hails IAF air strikesAIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force’s strikes and said the Indian defence forces should be prepared to tackle any retaliatory action.“I was expecting this sort of response within 2 or 3 days after the Pulwama terror attack. I welcome this step.
We stand with the government on this,” Mr. Owaisi told reporters in Hyderabad.He said, “I am sure that our Navy or Air Force are on alert, if Pakistan wants to take some stupid action [in response to the air strikes].” — PYI RSS congratulates governmentThe RSS congratulates the government and the Indian Air Force for the air strikes, saying they have translated into action the angry feelings of Indians following the Pulwama attack.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh general secretary Suresh Joshi in a statement says that these air strikes caused no harm to the Pakistani army and civilians which, he added, is tune with the “Bharatiya” (Indian) culture.“The entire nation was agitated and angry in the wake of terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pulwama.Today the Indian Air Force demolished JeM’s Pakistan-based base camps’ by precision air strikes. We congratulate the government of India and the Indian Air Force for exactly translating the the feelings and anger of millions of Indians,” he says in the statement.
– PTI This will be the start of unlearning process for Pak.: Sajjad LoneChairman of People’s Conference in Kashmir Sajad Gani Lone says the air strikes will set a benchmark for deterrence and eventually end the cycle of violence.
“Pacifist to the core I am. But the reality as it stares in our faces is that this retaliatory action will actually be the start of the unlearning process for Pakistan.This will set the benchmark for deterrence. And eventually crowd out cycle of violence,” he said in a tweet.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik hails IAFOdisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hails the Air Force for its pre-dawn air strikes. “I salute the Indian Air Force for having taken action to protect our country,” he says.Air strikes underscore resolve and willpower of new India: Amit ShahThe Indian Air Force’s strikes on a terrorist camp in Pakistan underscores the will and resolve of a new India, says BJP president Amit Shah. He asserts that it shows that the country is safe under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s strong and decisive leadership.“I congratulate and salute the bravery and valour of our armed forces. Today’s action further demonstrates that India is safe and secure under the strong and decisive leadership of PM Narendra Modi,” he says.“Our New India will not spare any acts of terror and their perpetrators and patrons,” he adds. Modi is tasting success in rooting out terrorism: Edappadi K.

PalaniswamyTamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswamy lauds the Prime Minister for the air strikes.
He commends Mr. Modi for his “bold” efforts against terrorism.Mr. Modi was tasting success in rooting out terrorism, which was threatening the entire world, the Chief Minister says in a statement and congratulates him on behalf of the State people.“I extend my greetings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi due to whose bold functioning, a successful air strike has been carried out which has demolished terror camps in Pakistan,” he says. Chandrababu Naidu hails IAF Attack was necessary: KumaraswamyKarnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy welcomes the air strikes.Speaking to presspersons at Ramanathpura in Arakalgud taluk, he says they were necessary. Entire country would stand united on this issue.
A much-needed signal to Pakistan, says Amarinder SinghGreat job by the IndianAirForce. The IAFStrikes have sent the much needed signal to Pakistan and the terrorists it’s harbouring – don’t think you can get away with acts like the PulwamaAttack.
Bravo to the IAF Our forces are world class, says Ram Madhav“Every Indian who had the pain and anguish of the martyrdom of our forces is greatly relieved and delighted this morning. Salute to the Air Force for a meticulous operation.Our forces are world class anyway. It is the political will of our PM and team that made all the difference,” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav says. Air strikes a new ball game: Omar Abdullah Nation behind armed forces, says JavadekarHuman Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar hails the air strikes. The entire nation stands firmly behind the armed forces, he says.
“It was a necessary step required for the security of the country . it was an act of ‘maha parakram’ [mightily act],” PTI  quotes him as saying.Narendra Modi had given a free hand to the forces to take necessary action following the Pulwama terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead, he points out. Rahul Gandhi salutes” IAF pilotsThe Congress also lauds the role of the Indian Air Force in ”keeping Indians safe with its consistent and determined effort.” IAF pilots have made us proud: Kejriwal Maharashtra Assembly congratulates armed forcesThe Maharashtra Assembly passes a unanimous resolution congratulating the armed forces for carrying out air strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan.The resolution is moved by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who lauds the Indian Air Force for its bravery.“We feel proud of our armed forces which did not allow martyrdom of our jawans to go in vain. We proved our might,” he says.
Kamal Haasan praises Air ForceMakkal Neethi Maiam (MNM) president Kamal Haasan ‘welcomes’ the air strikes and ’salutes’ the valour of the “heroes.” The country is “proud of its heroes,” he says in a tweet.
“Our 12 (apparently fighter jets) return safely home after wreaking havoc on terrorist camps in Pakistan. India is proud of its heroes.I salute their valour,” he says. Mamata Banerjee lauds IAFWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for carrying out the air strikes. It’s a fight Against terror, No one else, says former director of NSC, AfghanistanMany thanks to IAF_MCC for hitting terror outfits in Balakot of Mansehra, PAK. The area has been known to have the so- called Jihadi Training Camps since era of Zia-ul-Haq.

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Pakistan Navy rescues stranded civilians in flood-hit Balochistan areas

QUETTA – Pakistan Navy successfully conducted rescue operation in Uthal, Balochistan and saved 42 precious lives including women and children, who were stranded in rain-hit areas in the southwestern province.Upon the request of District Administration of Lasbela, the Navy personnel promptly dispatched rescue teams along with requisite equipment and boats to the rescue site.Accordingly, 42 personnel including 20 men, 10 women and 12 children of Goth Ali Pur were rescued.The National Disaster Management Authority said 14 people were killed and 200 families were affected by flash floods that submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella.A control room has been set up at the Chief Minister Secretariat in Quetta under the special instruction of the Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Jam Kamal Khan.
The control room will immediately respond to the rains affected people across the province and coordinate between the flood-hit people and concerned officials in order to provide relief to them instantly.The rain and flood-hit people have been advised to contact on following telephone numbers 081-9202061, 081-9202069, 081-9201798, 081-9202424 and Whatsapp number 0336-8005960 at any time for any help.Meanwhile, heavy rains wreaked havoc in In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in the death of twenty-three people.Six people died in Upper Dir, five in Kohat, four in Khyber, three in Bajaur and two each in Nowshera and Hangu and one in Shangla.
Nine people were also injured in these areas.Two houses were completely destroyed and seven partially damaged.Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the administration to provide relief to the rain-affected people. In a statement in Peshawar, he directed the concerned authorities to assess damages caused by the rains.In central Pakistan, nine people were killed in three separate incidents of roofs collapsing during heavy rains, four of them in the city of Multan.Heavy seasonal rains often cause landslides and flash floods in the South Asian country.

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