More than a month after Indian Air Force destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror camps inside Pakistan, Islamabad remains in a state of panic and it is evident by the instructions given by Pakistani military establishment to commanders of terrorist groups.
The Pakistani military has advised terrorists to wear the uniform of the Pakistani army so that they can't be separately identified by Indians, reports DNA.
Hundreds of Fidayeen and their trainers were shifted to a five-star, resort-style camp in a hilltop forest in Balakot after the Pulwama attack, providing Indian forces with ‘a sitting duck target’ when they carried out an air strike, reportedly killing up to 350 terrorists, sources said.
They said at least 325 terrorists and 25 to 27 trainers were at the camp, the biggest operated by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad group, which had claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir that killed 40 jawans.
According to the report, the high-profile meeting was held at Nikayal between the terrorists and Pak military. “In this meeting, two members from intelligence agency ISI, two from Army, Lashkar terrorists and Ashfaq, the guide who take terrorists to Indian side was present,” the report said.
Pakistani agencies believe that Indian satellites are constantly monitoring the terror camps and this is why terror camps are being subsumed inside Pakistani Army camps.
Fighter and other aircraft took off from several air bases in Western and Central commands at about the same time, leaving Pakistani defence officials confused as to where they were heading, the sources said. A small group of aircraft broke away from the swarm and headed to Balakot where "the sleeping terrorists were sitting ducks for the Indian bombing," said one source.
Balakot is some 80 km from the Line of Control near Abbotabad where Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in hiding by covert U.S. forces who had also sneaked into Pakistan to carry out the operation, catching the entire Pakistani military unawares.
There has been no official confirmation that Indian Air Force jets carried out the attack, although defence sources have said that Mirage 2000 planes pounded the camp with bombs and levelled it.