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2nd Anniversary Balakot Airstrikes : Rajnath Singh Hails IAF For Exceptional Courage

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Picture : Twitter / ANI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the second anniversary of the Balakot airstrikes saluted the exceptional courage and diligence of the Indian Air Force and said “the success of strikes has shown India’s strong will to act against terrorism”.

“On the anniversary of Balakot Air Strikes, I salute the exceptional courage and diligence of the Indian Air Force. The success of Balakot strikes has shown India’s strong will to act against terrorism. We are proud of our Armed Forces who keep India safe and secure,” the defence minister tweeted.

On February 14, Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad targeted a CRPF convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway near Pulwama in South Kashmir killing 40 CPRF personnel.

Days later IAF launched an air-strike on a JeM camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

The air-strike was launched in the early hours of February 26 and Pakistan’s efforts to launch an offensive the next day to target Indian military installations in Jammu and Kashmir was thwarted by an alert IAF.

 

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