In the wake of the deadly Pulwama terror attack, the Indian Air Force retaliated by attacking the Jaish-E-Mohammad base camp in Pakistan at 3.30 am on Tuesday. The IAF’s move, to drop 1000 kg of bombs as part of Surgical Strike 2.0, has received applause from all over. Multiple celebrities from Bollywood, too, have done their bit to help the families of the jawans who lost their lives in the attack. Joining them now is veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar, who is donating Rs 1 crore to the Indian Army.
The singer, fondly known as the Nightingale of India, announced that the amount will be handed over to the Army jawans on the occasion of her father, Master Dinanath Mangeshkar's death Anniversary. Mumbai Mirror quoted her as saying, “Earlier, one the occasion of my birthday I had appealed to people that instead of sending me bouquets, gifts, spend that money for jawans. People positively reacted to my appeal. Today too, I am making that appeal, but before that, we are extending the help as a gesture of gratitude.”
The attack on the Indian Army in Kashmir’s Pulwama district took place on February 14, when a suicide bomber rammed a vehicle full of explosives into a bus carrying soldiers. Around 40 CRPF jawans died in the devastating attack and many were wounded severely.