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Satellite imagery of the 50 hectare camp | Col. Vinayak Bhat (retd.)/ThePrint

This hill-top near Balakot is the possible location of the IAF’s strike on Jaish camp

Using Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale’s description of the target, ThePrint accesses satellite imagery to find the possible location of the IAF strikes.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Pakistan says IAF strike act of aggression, has right to respond

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said Pakistan has the right to give a suitable response in self defence to India's "aggression".
Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

IAF strike signals India is prepared to go to a limited war with Pakistan

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.
A Mirage 2000 jet fighter aircraft

Mirage 2000: Why India used these fighter jets for its strike on Pakistan

Mirage 2000 is a product of France-based Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of the controversial Rafale fighter jets.
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs the media on India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp

This is what India means by its ‘non-military’ action against Pakistan

The Indian govt confirmed 'non-military preemptive' IAF strikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan Tuesday morning. But what does such an action mean?
IAF's Mirage 2000 attacked 3 locations in Pakistan today

Pakistan drone shot down near Gujarat border after IAF’s pre-dawn strikes

Govt officials confirmed that an unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down near the international border in Kutch district of Gujarat.
Masood Azhar

Madrassas to military training — how Balakot emerged as largest breeding ground for JeM

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.

Can IAF strike end Pakistan’s ‘1000-cuts’ strategy to bleed India or does it risk a war?

The Indian Air Force targeted terrorist training camps at three locations inside Pakistan early Tuesday, less than a fortnight after the Pulwama attack.

Pakistan can’t bleed India with a thousand cuts anymore

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Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi leads opposition support for IAF after predawn air strikes in Pakistan

Senior opposition leaders like Mayawati, Chandrababu Naidu, Akhilesh Yadav, Mamata Banerjee and Tejashwi Yadav tweeted their support for the IAF.

On Camera

How, and why, we learned to stop worrying and love the electoral bonds

Modi government’s electoral bonds scheme has several benefits that its critics ignore. But even their criticisms are without merit.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.


Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.