12 Indian Air Force Mirage-2000 jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in the wee hours of Tuesday morning and destroyed terror camps run Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot. Tuesday's surgical strike is India’s revenge for the February 14 terror strike in which 40 CRPF jawans lost their lives when a car laden explosives rammed into the military convoy. The country was in no mood to let go and wanted a hard-hitting action against the terrorists. 12 days post the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, the country hit back and looks like Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is getting jittery.
The air strike took place at 3:30 am in which the IAF jets dropped around 1000 kg bombs on the suspected areas. Post the attack, the neighbouring country is on high alert and according to latest developments, the Pakistan Prime Minister on Tuesday directed the nation’s armed forces and people to remain prepared “for all eventualities”. This notice comes after holding an emergency meeting with the National Security Council, hours after the Indian Air Force jets conducted the incursion.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi condemned the attack and stated that it was a violation of the LoC. "This was grave aggression by India against Pakistan. This is a violation of LoC and Pakistan has the right to retaliate and self-defence".