The airstrike was the first military action undertaken by the Biden administration which emphasized its intent to put more focus on the challenges posed by China, even as Mideast threats persist.
The strikes came amid concerns that Iran might carry out attacks to avenge last year's killing of one of its top commanders, Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
US Central Command spokesperson Maj. Beth Riordan said the airstrike was conducted near Idlib in Syria on October 22.
Even though Iran-supported militia groups would have wanted harsh and bloody revenge, but good sense prevailed among the leadership who understood the dangerous implications of an all-out war.
The United States is yet to officially comment on the number of casualties in the attack.
The missile attacks came in retaliation to the killing of Iranian top commander General Qasem Soleimani.
Three Mirage 2000 aircrafts and two Su-30MKI fighter aircrafts also flew in 'Avenger formation'. The planes are being flown by pilots who took part in Balakot airstrike.
Moscow, however, denied it was responsible, calling the reports "fake".
The move is expected to give a major relief to Air India, which suffered a huge financial loss of around Rs 491 crore as it had to re-route its various international flights due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace.
Marshal Khalifa Haftar, a strongman declaring himself Libya's supreme leader, encircled Tripoli on April 4 with the apparent aim of sending a clear message to the international community, that his primary objective was to sabotage the current peace plan in place.
Although the Pakistani attack on the day following the Balakot strikes by IAF was thwarted by the Air Force air defence fighters, it was felt that presence of air defence units in the area could have caused more damage to the Pakistanis
IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been shifted out of Srinagar and posted to a frontline air base in the western sector.
The statement by army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor came hours after Swaraj said that no Pakistani soldier or civilian died in the air strike on a terror camp at Balakot in Pakistan in February.
Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor, at a media briefing, showed radar images to assert that an F-16 of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was shot down by the Indian Air Force.
Abdullah said the BJP-led central government carried out the aerial strike as the Prime Minister had 'failed' in delivering on his promises made during the last general elections in the country.
The count of the F-16 fighter planes in Pakistan has been completed, and 'all aircraft were present and accounted for,' an unnamed defence official was quoted as saying by the magazine.
Chairman of the Overseas Indian National Congress, Sam Pitroda questioned the death toll in the Balakot airstrike conducted by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack.
Reiterating that the United States is looking for 'irreversible action', the official said America is working with its international partners to increase pressure on Pakistan
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