A year ago, on this day Indian Airforce has shown the world their bravery and guts and taught the terrorists that “don’t mistake our silence for ignorance or weakness; even the nicest people have their limits”.
On 26th February 2019, Indian Air Force carried cross-border air strike on terrorist’s camps in Pakistan’s Balakot in response to the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy on 14th February 2019 in Pulwama Situated in Jammu in which more than 40 soldiers on CRPF were killed.
ABOUT BALAKOT AIRSTRIKE
The Balakot airstrike was conducted by Indian Airforce in the early morning hours of 26 February 2019 when Indian warplanes crossed the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, and dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in Pakistan.
Pakistan’s military, the first to announce the airstrike in the morning of 26 February, described the Indian planes as dropping their payload in an uninhabited wooded hilltop area near Balakot.
India, confirming the airstrike later the same day, characterized it to be a pre-emptive strike directed against a terrorist training camp, and causing the deaths of a “large number” of terrorists.
The following day, 27 February, in a tit-for-tat airstrike, Pakistan retaliated, causing an Indian warplane to be shot down and its pilot to be taken prisoner by the Pakistan military before being returned on 1 March.
Analysis of open-source satellite imagery by the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensics Laboratory, San Francisco-based Planet Labs, European Space Imaging, and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute has concluded that India did not hit any targets of significance on the Jaba hilltop site in the vicinity of Balakot.
On 10 April 2019, some international journalists, who were taken to the Jaba hilltop in a tightly controlled trip arranged by Pakistani government, found the largest building of the site to show no evidence of damage or recent rebuilding.
The airstrikes were the first time since the India-Pakistan war of 1971 that warplanes of either country crossed the Line of Control and also since both states have become nuclear powers.
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