Radar photos confirm four Jaish buildings were hit during Balakot strike, say officials

Officials said four buildings of the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp were hit by Spice-2000 precision-guided bombs fired from India's Mirage-2000 fighters.

Published: 02nd March 2019 02:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd March 2019 02:10 PM   |  A+A-

A Pakistani soldier stands guard in the area where Indian jets strike in Jaba near Balakot, in Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. (Photo | AP)

By Online Desk

Indian defence officials said on Friday that synthetic aperture radar (SAR) photos show that the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) training camp in Balakot was hit during the February 26 airstrikes by the IAF. 

The sources confirmed that four buildings of the intended target were hit by Spice-2000 precision-guided bombs fired from India's Mirage-2000 fighters.

However, officials said it was impossible to estimate the number of casualties owing to the limitations of technical intelligence and the absence of ground intelligence. The officials also reiterated that the satellite images clearly show craters caused by bombs were visible in open areas.

"The SAR films clearly show before and after pictures of the intended targets being hit. It's up to the government whether it wants to release the images or not. Pakistan, of course, has also worked swiftly to repair the damage site," an official told TOI. 

The foreign secretary on February 26 said the "non-military pre-emptive attack" targeted "a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis, who were being trained for fidayeen action, were eliminated".

 

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments(2)

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal

    Pakistan Govt. claims that in this raisdonly a few trees were destroyed. But a few trees can be destroyed even by a World War 1 vintage biplane. Here 12 4G Super Bombers - Mirage 2000 went. Had they meant to destroy only trees then a big forest would have gone .I watched an interview given by Pakistan's Foreign Minister to BBC. BBC correspondent said that a magazine /newsletter of Jesh admits existence of training buildings / camps in Balakot . FM gave no answer . Let them show the current pics of those intact buildings to prove that these went unharmed in the Indian raid.
    1 month ago reply
  • Mmurugesan

    Thanks good morning mmurugesan dindigul India mmurugesan.1965@gmail.com
    1 month ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp