300 terrorists killed in Balakot airstrike, admits ex-Pak diplomat

Last Updated: Sunday, 10 January 2021 (12:09 IST)
New Delhi: During a television news broadcast, former Pakistani diplomat admitted that 300 terrorists had died in the Balakot airstrikes that took place on February 26, 2019, according to reports.

The confession of Hilaly, a retired diplomat-turned-geopolitical analyst came during a debate on a Pakistani Urdu news channel.
 
Calling IAF’s surgical airstrike an “act of war” Hilaly slammed the Pakistani government and the military for not taking decisive action.
 
Hilaly also counters Pakistan’s claim that the targets of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) airstrike were non-military in nature saying “our target was their headquarter but bombs were dropped on football fields.”
 
India’s strike was in response to the terror attack in Pulwama, in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility for the February 14 attack.
 
Soon after the Indian Air Force had carried out a strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror training camp at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. (UNI)