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IAF marks Balakot anniversary with practice strike

Source: PTI   -  Edited By: Utkarsh Mishra
Last updated on: February 27, 2021 20:02 IST
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The Indian Air Force carried out a long-range precision strike against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot Operations, sources said on Saturday.

 

IMAGE: IAF chief Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria flies a multi-aircraft sortie with the units to mark the second anniversary of the Balakot air strike. Photograph: ANI Photo

The strike was carried out by members of the squadron which conducted the air strikes on terror launch pads in Balakot in Pakistan.

Sources added that the strike was in the 'very recent past'.

IMAGE: Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria flew in an upgraded Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft during the sortie. Photograph: ANI Photo

Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria on Saturday flew a multi-aircraft sortie with the units to commemorate the occasion along with the squadron pilots.

On February 26, 2019, Indian Air Force fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and destroyed terror launch pads in Balakot.

The strikes were undertaken days after 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14.

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