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Balakot airstrike:

In the wee hours of February 26, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crossed the border into the disputed area of Kashmir to conduct a surgical strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists camps in the Balakot region in Pakistan. Codenamed Operation Bandar, the pilots dropped five Spice 2000 bombs during the strike. As per media reports, around 200-350 terrorists were killed in the attack, however, Pakistan maintains that the attack did not cause any casualties. Tensions between the two nuclear powered nations escalated post the strikes, with Pakistan vowing to respond to the air attack. Border skirmishes between the two countries have continued, since. Image credit: For representation only. By, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Year In Review 2019: Top news events from India

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