- According to defence sources, the Indian Air Force mission to bomb a terrorist hideout in Pakistan’s Balakot was codenamed ‘Operation Bandar’ (monkey).
- The Army, in turn, code-named its heightened operational alert and increasing defences along the border to address a possible Pakistan retaliation to air strike as “Operation Zafran”
- On February 26th 2019, India conducted cross-border airstrike to destroy terrorist camp run by the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot, a town located in the Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
- India had termed the airstrike an “intelligence-led, non-military, pre-emptive” operation
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