#IndiaStrikesBack: Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews security-situation in the country
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the security situation in the country, especially along the border with Pakistan, a day after Indian fighter jets bombed the biggest camp of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in that country, officials said. During the meeting, attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval among others, a detailed presentation was given about the security situation in the country. Here's more.
Ensure BSF remains on high-level alertness, Singh directs officials
The presentation also discussed about the steps taken to ensure peace in all sensitive places in the country. Singh directed the officials to ensure that the Border Security Force (BSF), which guards the India-Pakistan border, continues to remain on the highest level of alertness so that any misadventure from across the border could be foiled, a home ministry official said.
Home secretary Gauba, IB Director Jain also attended the meeting
Those who attended the meeting include Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Rajiv Jain. In a pinpointed and swift air strike that lasted less than two minutes, India pounded Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Pakistan early yesterday, killing up to 350 terrorists and trainers who were moved there for their protection after the Pulwama attack, said the officials.
The IAF bombed five-star resort style terror camps in Pakistan
The pre-dawn operation described as "non-military" and "preemptive" struck a five-star resort style camp on a hilltop forest that provided a dozen Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force(IAF) with a "sitting duck target" and caught the terrorists in their sleep, sources said. The strike is the first by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan after the 1971 war.
JeM had been planning more suicide-attacks in India: Gokhale
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale told the media that the "intelligence-led operation" on the Pakistan-based terror group's biggest training camp in Balakot became "absolutely necessary" as it was planning more suicide attacks in India, after the February 14 attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in which 40 soldiers were killed. The Masood Azhar-founded group, JeM, claimed the responsibility for the Pulwama strike.