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'Operation Bandar' was IAF's code name for Balakot airstrike

'Operation Bandar' was IAF's code name for Balakot airstrike

The air strike by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on a terrorist training camp in Balakot (Pakistan), was code-named ‘Operation Bandar’.

To maintain secrecy till the mission was executed, the Mirages took off directly from their home base in Gwalior at the time of the mission crossing Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir to the target area and back.

Balakot Airstrike

As a response to the Pulwama terror attack which claimed the lives of 40 security personnel, 12 IAF Mirage-2000 fighter jets struck on Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakot inside Pakistan in the early hours on February 26, 2019 with precision guided munitions.

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