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Indian authorities received information that more than 300 JeM terrorists were moved to Balakot after the Pulwama attack, making the camp a 'sitting duck target', sources said.
Roads in many downtown areas of Srinagar were deserted, with markets in some areas remaining shut despite no curfew being imposed or bandh being called.
The IAF strike, first made public in a series of tweets by Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor, has been confirmed by India.
The ball is now in Pakistan’s court. It can opt for denial as it did after the surgical strikes or respond militarily in a way it deems fit.
Balakot campus was used as a training ground for over 10,000 recruits at a time. It also had madrassas, masjids and control rooms where operations were planned.
The Indian Air Force targeted terrorist training camps at three locations inside Pakistan early Tuesday, less than a fortnight after the Pulwama attack.
In a press conference, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said that credible information was received that the JeM was planning another suicide attack.
The cabinet is meeting after India is believed to have carried out air strikes targeting terror camps inside Pakistan early Tuesday.
Terrorist training camps of Jaish, Lashkar & Hizbul Mujahideen were hit in Balakot in strikes that lasted 21 minutes.