The strikes was carried out on the basis of credible intelligence and created to target the Jaish camp without any civilian casualties, Gokhale announced hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a top security meet to review the cross-border strike. In this operation, a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander & Jihadis were eliminated.
Balakot police chief Saghir Hussain Shah told the Associated Press that the bombs had been dropped on a sparsely populated forest area.
Azad said after the meeting that political parties lauded the IAF strikes to destroy terror camps in a "neat and clean" operation as there were no civilian casualties. There was no immediate explanation for the differing accounts, but India and Pakistan routinely contradict one another.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed Pakistan for the February 14 suicide attack in Kashmir - one of the deadliest in decades - and promised a "crushing response" in its wake.
Addressing a rally of former soldier's in the Indian state of Rajasthan on Tuesday, just hours after the airstrike, Modi said India was in "safe hands".
"We remain in contact with both countries and what we believe is essential is that all exercise maximum restraint and avoid further escalation of tensions", European Union spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters. "But due to Pakistan's inaction, this step was necessary and had to be taken", he said.
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Mr Modi has been under pressure to retaliate since the suicide vehicle bombing in Kashmir's Pulwama, which India alleges was orchestrated by Pakistan's intelligence agency, and tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours have escalated in recent days. The war resulted in Maharaja of Kashmir signing the letter of accession to India even as the Pakistani Army, in support of local militia, occupied part of the region that is now administered by Pakistan.
Kashmir - divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both in its entirety - has been the cause of two wars between the uneasy neighbors.
France, which stands by India in the fight against terrorism in all its forms, is fully engaged in mobilising the worldwide community to sanction the terrorists responsible for this attack and freezing their financing networks, it said.
Pakistan has outlawed Jaish-e-Mohammad and seized its property in south Punjab's Bawahalpur area, including religious schools and mosques.
With the release of Azhar Masood and him being sheltered on Pakistani soil, the Indo-Pakistan moved to more of a proxy war, wherein Pakistan has reportedly served as a base for terrorist organisations.
Pakistan says several Indian aircraft have breached the ceasefire line in disputed Kashmir and released payloads as they escaped back over the border. He called the attack an "unprovoked" violation of the 2003 cease-fire. At the time, Pakistan as a nation consisted of West Pakistan on the western side of India, and East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) situated on the eastern side of India. They said jets pounded the camps in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakoti.
The government said it had expected the Jaish to carry out more terror attacks.
Pakistan said it was "not involved in any way, means or form" in the attack, which it said was "conceived, planned and executed indigenously".