IAF carries out long-range precision strike against practice target to mark Balakot anniversary

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Indian Air Force

carried out a long-range precision


against a practice target to mark the second anniversary of the


Operations, sources said on Saturday.
The strike was carried out by members of the squadron which conducted the air strikes on terror launch pads in Balakot in


Sources added that the strike was in the "very recent past".
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday flew a multi-aircraft sortie with the units to commemorate the occasion along with the squadron pilots.
On February 26, 2019, Indian Air Force fighter jets crossed the

Line of Control

and destroyed terror launch pads in Balakot.
The strikes were undertaken days after 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in


and Kashmir on February 14.

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