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Preemptive Strike

A pro-BJP ­gathering with the downed and ­returned IAF ­pilot’s image on a banner

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Pakistani soldiers patrol in the area where Indian planes launched a pre-dawn airstrike on Tuesday inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp, in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan.

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In this file picture a Mirage 2000 fighter jet releases bombs during the IAF exercise named "Vayu Shakti 2019" at the Air Force field firing range of Pokhran in Rajasthan. As per sources, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terror camps in an early morning strike.

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj convenes an all-party meeting to brief the leaders on IAF's pre-dawn strike on JeM camp, at Jawahar Lal Bhawan, in New Delhi.

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Hindu Sena members celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Gurugram.

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard in the area where Indian jets strike in Jaba near Balakot, in Pakistan.

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Pakistani reporters and troops visit the site of an Indian airstrike in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan. Pakistan said India launched an airstrike on its territory early Tuesday that caused no casualties, while India said it targeted a terrorist training camp in a pre-emptive strike that killed a "very large number" of militants.

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People light crackers as they celebrate reports of Indian aircrafts bombing Pakistan territory, in New Delhi.

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Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi gesture as if they are offering sweets to a photograph of Modi in a placard, as they celebrate reports of Indian aircrafts bombing Pakistan territory, in New Delhi.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Kolkata.

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Students wave Tricolour and display placards while celebrating Indian Air Force (IAF)'s strike on JeM camps, at Shaurya Smarak in Bhopal.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Jammu.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Patna.

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People chant slogans as they celebrate India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's camps, in Jammu.

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People celebrate as they react to reports of Indian aircrafts bombing Pakistan territory, in Ahmadabad. Pakistan says Indian aircraft crossed into its territory and dropped bombs without causing casualties, in the latest escalation between the nuclear-armed rivals since a deadly attack on Indian troops in the disputed Kashmir region sent tensions soaring. Banner in Gujarati reads, "India army go ahead, we all are with you".

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Home Minister Rajnath Singh leaves after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, following the IAF's air strikes in Pakistan.

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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam leaves after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi following the IAF's air strikes in Pakistan.

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National Security Advisor Ajit Doval leaves after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi following the IAF's air strikes in Pakistan.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley leaves after attending a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi following the IAF's air strikes in Pakistan.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security at his residence in New Delhi following the IAF's air strikes in Pakistan.

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale briefs the media on India's major preemptive strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp, in New Delhi.

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