The move comes two weeks after the #PulwamaRevenge in which over 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed when a suicide bomber of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed exploded a car full of bombs next to a security convoy.
The Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack and had also posted videos of the bomber, who had joined the terror group a year ago.
The Indian Air Force says it launched air strikes on terror camps and launch pads across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir at 3.30am on Tuesday.
Sources in the Indian Air Force said 1,000 kg bombs were dropped on Jaish bases across the LoC by multiple jets, including the IAF’s Mirage 2000. Earlier on Tuesday morning, Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor alleged that the IAF violated the Line of Control.
Ghafoor tweeted that the Indian aircrafts intruded into Pakistan from the Muzaffarabad sector and dropped payloads in Balakot sector. However, he claimed that no casualties and damages were reported in the attack in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.