Surgical strike 2.0: Ministers, Opposition leaders laud IAF pilots for striking terror targets in PoK

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, ministers in the government and many more have applauded the Air Force’s move to attack terror camps in PoK.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has saluted the pilots of Indian Air Force (IAF) after the reports of bombing across the Line of Control (LoC) surfaced on February 26.The IAF’s 12 Mirage 2000 jets on the intervening night of February 25-26 bombed several terror camps across LoC and completely destroyed it, news agency ANI said citing IAF sources. The fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilogram bombs on terror camp at 3.30am, the news agency said.

Even though any the government is yet to give its comments on the strike, reactions started pouring in with ministers and leaders in opposition parties hailing the move.

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan”.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah called it “wow”, and added “if this is true this was not a small strike by any stretch of imagination but will wait for official word, should any be forthcoming.”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he was proud of Indian army. In his reaction on the report, the CM said, “We have told Pakistan that our martyrs’ sacrifice will not go waste. I am an Indian and I feel proud today. I am waiting for more information, but I feel proud of what information I have got till now.”

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare Gajendra Singh Shekhawat praised the reported IAF strike and said “yeh Modi ka Hindustan hai, Ghar mein ghusega bhi aur maarega bhi” (This is Modi’s Hindustan, it will intrude in house and kill)

The leader of Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav, tweeted,” We salute the bravery of our pilots and Air Force. We are blessed and proud of our forces. Jai Hind.”

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