Headlines on Tuesday: Ghulam Nabi Azad after all party meet says opposition appreciates efforts by forces

After all-party meet, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said we have appreciated the efforts by the forces. Another good thing is that it was a clean operation which specifically targeted terror camps

Headlines on Tuesday: Ghulam Nabi Azad after all party meet says opposition appreciates efforts by forces

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26 Feb 2019, 5:57 PM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says story being presented is the opposite of reality

26 Feb 2019, 9:17 AM

Jammu-Srinagar highway blocked due to landslides

Landslides along the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Tuesday blocked the major traffic artery of the state. The landslide was triggered by rain in Ramsoo sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Debris removal operation has started, said a Traffic Department official.

26 Feb 2019, 9:02 AM

Pak accuses Indian Air Force of violating LoC

"Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage," Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the army, said in a tweet.

"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircraft gone back," he tweeted.

26 Feb 2019, 8:41 AM

12 Mirage 2000 dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LOC: IAF sources

At 0330 hours on February 26, a group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it, reported news agency ANI. 1000 Kg bombs were dropped on terror camps across the LoC

26 Feb 2019, 9:37 AM

Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terror launch pads across the LOC completely destroyed in IAF air strikes. JeM control rooms also destroyed, reported news agency ANI.

26 Feb 2019, 9:37 AM

Rahul Gandhi: I salute the pilots of the IAF

26 Feb 2019, 9:57 AM

Indian Air Force puts on high alert air defence systems along LoC

Indian Air Force has put on high alert all air defence systems along the international border and LoC to respond to any possible action by Pakistan Air Force.

26 Feb 2019, 10:05 AM

NSA briefs PM Modi

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg

26 Feb 2019, 10:24 AM

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has summoned an emergency meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan. The meeting will discuss the security situation.

26 Feb 2019, 10:24 AM

Kejriwal lauds IAF pilots for striking terror targets inside Pakistan

"I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan," Kejriwal said in a tweet.

26 Feb 2019, 10:09 AM

Cabinet Committee on Security meets at PM's residence, top ministers and officials present: Official sources

The Cabinet Committee on Security met on Tuesday morning at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes in Pakistan. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were present at the meeting.

26 Feb 2019, 10:40 AM

Tejashwi Yadav: We salute bravery of our pilots and Air Force

“We salute bravery of our pilots and Air Force. We are blessed and proud of our forces. Jai Hind,” said Tejashwi Yadav in a tweet.

26 Feb 2019, 10:51 AM

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale to brief the media at 11:30 am today

26 Feb 2019, 11:01 AM

Nation firmly behind armed forces: Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hailed the air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force inside Pakistan, saying the entire nation stands firmly behind the armed forces.

"It was a necessary step required for the security of the country ... it was an act of maha parakram (mightily act)," he said.

26 Feb 2019, 11:24 AM

Ayodhya case: CJI asks lawyers of both sides to peruse the report of Secretary General of SC on status of documents

26 Feb 2019, 11:24 AM

Ayodhya case: Dispute is arising between parties over translation of documents, says CJI

26 Feb 2019, 11:22 AM

WB CM Mamata Banerjee hails IAF for air strikes on Pak

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hailed the Indian Air Force (IAF) for carrying out air strikes in Pakistan.

"IAF also means India's Amazing Fighters. Jai Hind," Banerjee tweeted.

26 Feb 2019, 11:28 AM

Hours after air strike, Army tweets poem on being powerful

Hours after the Indian Air Force hit terror camps inside Pakistan, the Army on Tuesday tweeted a Hindi poem which says that "if you are docile and polite before the enemy, he may consider you as a coward, the way Kauravas treated Pandavas".

The poem by Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' was tweeted by Additional Director General, Public Information on its official handle.

26 Feb 2019, 11:35 AM

Credible intelligence was received that Jaish-e-Mohammed was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country & fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose,” said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

26 Feb 2019, 11:39 AM

A pre-emptive strike became important. India struck the biggest camp of JeM in Balakot, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

26 Feb 2019, 11:40 AM

Large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders were eliminated in largest JeM camp in Balakot. Camp was led by Maulana Yusuf Azhar alias Ustad Ghauri, brother in law of JeM Chief Masood Azhar, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

26 Feb 2019, 11:41 AM

India expects Pakistan to dismantle all terror camps, including those of JeM: Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

26 Feb 2019, 11:55 AM

Kamal Haasan hails India's air strike on terror launch pads in Pak

Makkal Neethi Maiam (MNM) President Kamal Hassan on Tuesday welcomed air strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force on terror launch pads in Pakistan, and 'saluted' the valour of the "heroes."

The country was "proud of its heroes," he said in a tweet.

"Our 12 (apparently fighter jets) return safely home after wreaking havoc on terrorist camps in Pakistan. India is proud of its heroes. I salute their valour," he said.

26 Feb 2019, 12:00 PM

Ayodhya case: Bench rises. Next hearing on March 5 when Court is likely to pass order on whether matter should be referred for mediation.

26 Feb 2019, 12:02 PM

Pak says India committed 'aggression', Islamabad has 'right to respond'

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said India has committed "aggression" by violating the LoC and Islamabad has "right to respond".

His remarks came after combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed terror camps at multiple locations across the Line of Control (LoC) on the Pakistani side in a pre-dawn strike.

Prime Minister Imran Khan was chairing an "important meeting" to discuss the situation, sources said.

26 Feb 2019, 12:05 PM

SC directs parties to examine translated documents and point out objections

We direct the parties to examine translated documents and point out objections, agreements with the translated documents within 6 weeks, orders Supreme Court in Ayodhya case.

26 Feb 2019, 12:35 PM

SC to pass order on Mar 5 on issue whether Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute be referred to court-appointed mediator

26 Feb 2019, 12:48 PM

Pak drone shot down near Gujarat border

A Pakistani unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was on Tuesday shot down near the International Border in Kutch district of Gujarat, police sources said.

Debris of the UAV was seen near Nanghatad village in Abdasa taluka of Kutch, they said.

On hearing a loud sound around 6 am, villagers went to the spot and found the debris of the UAV, the sources said.

26 Feb 2019, 12:51 PM

“My compliment goes to the government for taking this action & also to the Air Force for the way they have carried out this strike (in Balakot) in an absolutely professional manner. All pilots are safe. I think it needed to be done. I personally had no doubt in my mind after Pulwama attack that some strong action will be taken by the government,” said Lt Gen DS Hooda (Retd)

26 Feb 2019, 1:00 PM

I congratulate IAF: Mallikarjun Kharge

“We've always said that whatever action the forces take for protection of this nation, all of us will support them in unity, they are taking action against the terrorists in Pakistan. I congratulate them,” said Congress leader and MP Mallikarjun Kharge

26 Feb 2019, 1:06 PM

Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violation in Rajouri, Indian forces retaliate

The Pakistan army violated ceasefire for the fourth consecutive day Tuesday shelling forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, prompting a befitting response from the Indian forces, officials said. Officials said the Pakistan army resorted to small arms firing along the LoC in Nowshera sector early Tuesday but there was no report of any casualty, officials said.

26 Feb 2019, 1:26 PM

Rahul Gandhi meets injured protestors of Arunachal Pradesh in Guwahati hospital

Congress President Rahul Gandhi visits Apollo hospital in Guwahati, Assam to meet the injured protestors of the Arunachal Pradesh agitation

26 Feb 2019, 1:29 PM

JeM's Yusuf Azhar alias Mohammad Salim alias Ustaad Gohri who was targeted today by IAF air strike in Balakot across LOC was on the Interpol list and among the most wanted in India.

26 Feb 2019, 1:38 PM

Revenge not over till JeM chief Masood is "struck down": Raut

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut lauded the "bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan." "However, until the satan JeM chief Masood Azhar is struck down, our revenge won't be complete," said the Rajya Sabha member

26 Feb 2019, 1:42 PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan has convened an emergency meeting to review situation in the wake of the Indian Air Force's violation of the Line of Control, according to Radio Pakistan

26 Feb 2019, 1:47 PM

Rahul Gandhi addresses public meeting in Guwahati, Assam

26 Feb 2019, 1:47 PM

Rahul Gandhi: Modi govt is only using NRC for political purposes

Shoddy implementation of NRC, use of NRC officials for campaigning purposes and the utter disregard for the thousands of Indian families that have been excluded from NRC, proves that the Modi govt is only using this exercise for political purposes, says Rahul Gandhi

26 Feb 2019, 1:49 PM

Over 150 people lost their lives in Assam by consuming illicit liquor. The growing ignorance of the BJP government in Assam is costing people their lives, says Rahul Gandhi

26 Feb 2019, 1:55 PM

RSS spreads hatred, that's their thinking: Rahul Gandhi

Today, in Haryana Jats and non-Jats are fighting, in Maharashtra, people of Uttar pradesh and Bihar are thrashed, there is so much hatred. RSS spreads hatred. That’s their thinking. But we want people to live together peacefully. BJP wants struggle and fight in Assam, we want a peaceful Assam.

26 Feb 2019, 2:12 PM

IAF one and a half minute operation hits Jaish camp, jets return without any damage say sources

A non-military, pre-emptive strike by Indian Air force destroyed a major terror camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed and approximately 300 terrorists were killed in this strike around 3.30 am on Tuesday morning.

Sources say, Twelve Indian Air Force Mirage, 2000 fighter jets crossed the Line of Control around and dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on the targets. The entire operation took just 90 seconds.

The target that was hit was the biggest Jaish training camp in Pakistan and was led by Yousuf Azhar, the brother-in-law of Masood Azhar.

According to the government there were credible inputs by the intelligence sources that Jaish-e-Mohammed was planning more suicide attacks and training its fidayeen terrorists in this camp.

After 1971, this was the first time that IAF crossed the Line of Control.

26 Feb 2019, 2:12 PM

PM Modi: Today is day to pay homage to India's bravehearts, want to assure you that country in safe hands

26 Feb 2019, 2:13 PM

I vow that I will not let the country bow down: PM Modi

26 Feb 2019, 2:32 PM

Within next 10 years Rs 7.5 Lakh Crore will be deposited in the accounts of farmers. They will not have to do anything for it. They will directly get a notification on their mobile phones, saying that they have received the amount, says PM Modi

26 Feb 2019, 2:44 PM

After winning Lok Sabha polls, Congress will restore 'special status' to Assam: Rahul Gandhi

26 Feb 2019, 3:20 PM

Pak to raise issue of India's 'violation' of LoC at UN, OIC: Report

Pakistan will raise the issue of India's "violation" of the Line of Control (LoC) at the United Nations and other international forums, a media said on Tuesday, quoting sources.

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan and attended by the top civil and military leadership, including Army chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, Geo TV reported.

"It was decided that the matter of Indian LoC violation be immediately raised at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the United Nations and with friendly countries," the news channel said, citing sources.

26 Feb 2019, 3:33 PM

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan asks armed forces, citizens to remain prepared for all eventualities.

26 Feb 2019, 3:45 PM

Pak vows to respond 'at the time and place of its choosing'

Pakistan on Tuesday "strongly rejected" India's claim" of targeting terrorist camp near Balakot and causing heavy casualties even as it vowed to respond "at the time and place of its choosing" to what it called India's "uncalled for aggression".

At a special meeting of the National Security Committee hours after Indian air strikes in Balakot inside Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan asked the armed forces and the people of Pakistan to remain prepared for all eventualities.

26 Feb 2019, 3:49 PM

China asks India and Pakistan to exercise restraint

China has appealed to India and Pakistan to “exercise restraint,” in its first reaction to the cross-LOC raids carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday morning.

“India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. Sound relations and cooperation serve the interest of both countries for peace and stability in South Asia. We hope the two countries can keep restraint and do more to improve bilateral relations,” Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency quoted Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang as saying.

26 Feb 2019, 4:04 PM

Govt sources: A total of six bombs were dropped on Pakistan based terrorist camps by the Indian Air Force Mirage 2000s, reported news agency ANI.

26 Feb 2019, 4:18 PM

Delhi CM Kejriwal postpones his hunger strike

In view of prevailing Indo-Pak situation, I am postponing my (upwas) hunger strike for full statehood of Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

26 Feb 2019, 4:35 PM

IAF strikes: J-K administration advises people to stay calm, not to believe in rumours

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Tuesday advised people in the state to stay calm and not to believe in rumours in the aftermath of the Indian Air Force's strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed's terror camp in Pakistan.

Anxious residents of Srinagar and other major towns in the Kashmir valley could be seen discussing the latest developments amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

26 Feb 2019, 4:35 PM

Pakistan will take international media to the area of strikes, helicopters are being readied, right now weather is bad, will fly when weather permits, says Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi

26 Feb 2019, 4:59 PM

Six Punjab border districts on high alert after IAF strike

Punjab has its put its six border districts on high alert in the wake of the Indian Air Force's strikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Pakistan, officials said.

As part of the state's preparedness to deal with any contingency in view of the IAF strike, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh chaired a high-level law and order review meeting and ordered a spate of measures.

Six districts — Ferozepur, Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Fazilka — were put on high alert, the spokesperson said.

26 Feb 2019, 5:12 PM

India briefs foreign envoys on air strike on JeM camp in Pakistan

India on Tuesday apprised the envoys of all major countries about its air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed's (JeM) biggest terror training camp in Pakistan, official sources said.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and and other Secretaries have been briefing foreign envoys, including from the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom, they said.

26 Feb 2019, 5:16 PM

All party meet called by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj begins

26 Feb 2019, 5:20 PM

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne: Australian government is concerned about relations between India and Pakistan following the horrific terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February, which Australia has condemned

26 Feb 2019, 5:41 PM

ASI GD Ratnakar on IAF strike at JeM camp in Balakot: Jawans are celebrating, they (Pak) have been given a befitting reply

26 Feb 2019, 5:45 PM

Pakistani villagers state that one person was wounded in the IAF air strike

Pakistani villagers in the area where Indian jets struck what officials in New Delhi said was a militant training camp said they heard four loud bangs in the early hours of Tuesday but reported only one person wounded by bomb shards reported newsagency Reuters.

"We saw trees fallen down and one house damaged and four craters where the bombs had fallen," said Mohammad Ajmal, a 25-year-old who visited the site.

26 Feb 2019, 5:46 PM

Pak says will respond to India's 'uncalled aggression'

26 Feb 2019, 5:47 PM

AIMIM president Owaisi says India has right to attack in self-defence

26 Feb 2019, 5:49 PM

SC agrees to hear in open court the pleas seeking review of its verdict on Rafale fighter jet procurement

26 Feb 2019, 5:48 PM

EU urges 'maximum restraint' from India, Pakistan after air strike

The EU on Tuesday called on New Delhi and Islamabad to exercise "maximum restraint" after Indian warplanes attacked a militant camp in Pakistan, sending tensions soaring between the nuclear-armed arch-rivals.

"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," EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic told reporters.

26 Feb 2019, 5:52 PM

Shashi Tharoor on airstrikes: We must resist any attempt to drag us into political quarrels on this, country always comes before party

26 Feb 2019, 5:58 PM

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera sector and Akhnoor sector

26 Feb 2019, 6:14 PM

Former Sri Lanka captain Sanath Jayasuriya banned for 2 years for failing to cooperate with anti-corruption investigation: ICC

26 Feb 2019, 6:12 PM

Pakistan also violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector at 5:30 pm on Wednesday

26 Feb 2019, 6:18 PM

Father of slain CRPF personnel on airstrike: Feeling really good, how long will we continue to sacrifice?

26 Feb 2019, 6:28 PM

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh: State is on alert, I will be touring bordering areas tomorrow

26 Feb 2019, 6:30 PM

Assam hooch tragedy toll mounts to 158

The death toll in the Assam hooch tragedy rose to 158 on Tuesday while more than 300 people are still receiving treatment at hospitals in Jorhat and Golaghat districts, a health department official said.

26 Feb 2019, 6:46 PM

European Union Spokesperson Maja Kocijancic: urges 'maximum restraint' from India, Pakistan after air strike

26 Feb 2019, 7:03 PM

Ghulam Nabi Azad after all party meet says opposition appreciates efforts by forces

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad after all party meet appreciated the efforts of IAF and said they (the armed forces) always have our support to end terrorism. Another good thing is that it was a clean operation which specifically targeted terrorists and terror camps.

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