Taking an action in retaliation to the terrorist attack in Pulwama which killed more than 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel on February 14, 2019, the Indian Air Force has reportedly carried out a surgical strike against the terror launchpads at three different locations in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, across the Line of Control. According to news agency ANI, the strike took place around 3: 30 AM using 12 Mirage 2,000 fighter jets. The aircraft dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on a major terror camp, destroying them completely. Union Minister Prakash Javedakar in a media interaction has confirmed the attack. Further details were given to media by Foreign Minister VIjay Gokhale.
Here is how politicians, Bollywood celebs and some famous sportsmen tweeted lauding the Indian Air Force brave act…..
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2019
Kamal Hassan said that we are proud of what our forces have done…
Kamal Haasan on IAF strike at JeM camp in Balakot: We have done what any self-respecting country would do. We are proud of what our forces have done for us. They are our shield, and they have behaved exactly like a shield. We are very proud. Salute to our fighters pic.twitter.com/1sYt0Dno2u
— ANI (@ANI) February 26, 2019
Rajkumar Rao also saluted Indian Air Force for carrying out surgical strikes
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 26, 2019
Celina Jaitly saluted the Indian Air Force and Prime Minister Narender Modi Ji…
— Celina Jaitly (@CelinaJaitly) February 26, 2019
Swara Bhasker saluted the armed forces saying ‘Jai Hind’….
Salute to the our armed forces.
Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 26, 2019
Rakeysh Mehra post was indeed a special one.
— Rakeysh Mehra (@RakeyshOmMehra) February 26, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar put his emotions like this…
Our niceness should never be comprehended as our weakness.
I salute the IAF, Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 26, 2019
Kapil sharma shared a picture with a #IndiaStrikesBack
— KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) February 26, 2019
India TV shared Kangana Ranaut’s reaction on surgical strikes.
— India TV (@indiatvnews) February 26, 2019
Sir Rajinikanth says BRAVO INDIA….
BRAVO INDIA 🇮🇳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 26, 2019
Sanjay Dutt tweet saluted the Indian Air Force for keeping the country safe and also requested to pray for the safety of the men in uniform.
Salute to the #IndianAirForce for their indomitable spirit in keeping our country safe! Let us all pray for their safety. Jai Hind 🇮🇳
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) February 26, 2019
Saina Nehwal also saluted Indian Air Force with a #IndiaStrikesBack
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) February 26, 2019
Salman Khan too took to twitter to express his emotions and respect for the Indian Air Force
Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force… Jai ho !!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 26, 2019
Riteish Deshmukh said Bharat Mata Ki Jai and also saluted the Indian Armed Forces.
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 26, 2019
Virender Sehwag satirical tweet said that the boys have played really well.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 26, 2019
Akshay Kumar tweet said Proud of you #IndianAirForce
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 26, 2019
Anupam Kher says that Today will be a good day to start saluting our Prime Minister…
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 26, 2019
Politician Vijay Kumar Singh wrote that we will get back at you, harder and stronger.
They say they want India to bleed with a 1000 cuts. We say that each time you attack us, be certain we will get back at you, harder and stronger. Salute the brave pilots of the @IAF_MCC that carried out the strikes. #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/3dLvr5oX0B
— Vijay Kumar Singh (@Gen_VKSingh) February 26, 2019
Taapsee Pannu shared NDTV post about the strikes.
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) February 26, 2019
Sonakshi Sinha also saluted the force with a #IndianAirForce
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) February 26, 2019
Aftab Shivdasani said that he was so proud of the Indian Air Force.
So proud of the Indian Air Force for the precise and befitting reply to reach the perpetrators a lesson. 👏🏼 🇮🇳. This is a new age India.
Jai Hind #istandwiththeforces #IndiaStrikesBack #Surgicalstrike2 https://t.co/uLxNE3AV0z
— Aftab Shivdasani (@AftabShivdasani) February 26, 2019
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