5 pilots who destroyed the terrorist bases of Jaish in Balakot, PAK conferred with ‘Air Force Medal’: Balakot Airstrike Piliots Vayu Sena Medal The airmen who destroyed the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot, Pakistan, have been honored. Wing Commander Amit Ranjan of the Indian Air Force, Squadron Leader Rahul Basoya, Pankaj Bhujade, BKN Reddy, Shashank Singh have been awarded the Air Force Medal (gallantry) for the bombing of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot, Pakistan. All these officers are Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft pilots.
Indian Air Force’s Wg Cdr Amit Ranjan, Sqn Ldrs Rahul Basoya, Pankaj Bhujade, BKN Reddy, Shashank Singh awarded Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for bombing Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot town. All officers are Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft pilots. pic.twitter.com/0pwki6aCaw
— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019
All these officers of the Indian Air Force are pilots of the Mirage-2000 fighter jet, which bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot city of Pakistan.
Names of pilots who carried out Balakot Airstrike
1. Wing Commander Amit Ranjan
2. Squadron Leader Rahul Basoya
3. Squadron Leader Pankaj Bhujade
4. Squadron Leader BKN Reddy
5. Squadron Leader Shashank Singh
This was done to Balakot AirStrike
The air strike was carried out by the Indian Air Force on 14 February 2019 in an attempt to avenge the Pulwama Terror Attack on the CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the terror attack in Pulwama. Immediately after this attack, the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad, which operates from Pakistan, released a video and claimed responsibility for the attack. In response to this terrorist attack, India killed 170–200 terrorists by dropping a bomb at Jaish’s hideout in Balakot. Many commanders were also piled into it.
The entire plan of Balakot Airstrike was planned in a highly confidential manner. Only a few people knew about it. After midnight in bad weather, Indian Air Force fighter aircraft flew at very low altitude and entered inside Pakistan and carried out this air strike. The entire operation was successfully completed in a few minutes.
Pakistan’s retaliation failed
IAF jawans of the Indian Air Force demolished the Jaish-e-Muhammad’s terrorist hideout in Balakot, Pakistan in the early hours of 26 February. Due to this, on 27 February, Pakistan sent its fighters to attack the military bases of India. It also included American F-16 aircraft. But once again he had to be defeated and Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Current killed the Pakistan Army F-16 from the MiG-21. Abhinandan’s plane also crashed and fell into the Pakistani border. Pakistan had taken them hostage, but had to leave safely within 48 hours.
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