Things you should know about Balakot Surgical Strike

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Here in this post you will read about Balakot surgical strike carried out by IAF .

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The 2019 Balakot airstrike was conducted by India on February 26 .
  • Indian warplanes crossed the border in the disputed region of Kashmir.
  • And dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.
  • Besides it was first announced by Pak military that Indian planes dropping their payload in an uninhabited area near Balakot.
  • Furthermore India confirmed the airstrike later the same day, said it to be against a terrorist training camp .
  • But Pakistan retaliated the next day and shot down an Indian warplane.
  • In addition they captured pilot Abhinandan Varthaman and returned him on 1st March.
  • The airstrikes were the first time since the India-Pakistan war of 1971 that warplanes of either country crossed the Line of Control .

Background

  • On 14 February 2019 a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in the Pulwama district.
  • The attack resulted in the deaths of 46 CRPF personnel and the attacker.
  • Pakistan condemned the attack, and denied any connection to it.

Pakistan wary about safety of its F-16

The Pakistan Air Force has taken out its F-16 from their home bases.

Moreover has deployed them at their satellite fields in a scattered manner

Furthermore it has also maintained a heavy deployment of tanks

Also armoured regiments along Sialkot region .

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