How’s the Josh? High Sir! These words, no longer only limited to a Bollywood movie, reverberated today in every Indian household. Such was the might displayed by the Indian Air Force.
The IAF carried out a non-military preemptive action against Jaish-e-Mohammad’s (JeM) base camp in the early hours of 26th February 2019. 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the air force crossed the border and dropped precision strike bombs on terror camps, causing considerable damage. “India struck the biggest JeM terror camp in Balakot, run by Mazood Azhar’s brother-in-law,” Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said addressing the media. The JeM, a terrorist organization proscribed by the United Nations, currently operates from Bahawalpur city of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The IAF action was in retaliation to the JeM terrorist attack on India’s CRPF personnel in Pulwama on 14th February 2019, where 40 soldiers were martyred.
Just a few days earlier, on 16thFebruary 2019, the IAF had carried out a mega exercise to showcase their strength and capabilities in Pokhran as a part of the Vayu Shakti exercise. For all of those, who are still marveling at this powerful action, take a look at the following photos, from the Vayu Shakti exercise 2019. The impressive display by the IAF is sure to captivate you.