Extremely proud of our Indian Air Force, tweets Yuvraj Singh

Extremely proud of our Indian Air Force, tweets Yuvraj Singh

The Government, nonetheless, said that the attack was not a revenge attack but a pre-emptive strike led by intelligence inputs and was 'non-military' in nature.

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Yuvraj Singh has joined the long list of cricketers hailing the Indian Air Force after their airstrike in Pakistan in reply to the Pulwama terrorist attack. The whole of India was rocked by the attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 44 CRPF personnel when they were traveling in a convoy. The dastardly attack was carried out by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

According to reports, 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation which took place even before the sunrise on February 25. The planes dropped 1,000-kg laser-guided bombs to destroy at least six terrorist terror camps inside Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Balakot. The Balakot bombing took just about 90 seconds and the entire operation was over in 21 minutes as the Indian Air Force gave Pakistan a glimpse of what they are capable of. Government sources estimate the number of terrorists killed to be between 200 and 300.

The Government, nonetheless, said that the attack was not a revenge attack but a pre-emptive strike led by intelligence inputs and was ‘non-military’ in nature. But whatever the reasons are behind the attack, the countrymen are extremely delighted with India’s response, just ten days after the ghastly attack on the unarmed security forces.

Not only the general mass but the cricketers have also come out in numbers to hail the Indian Air Force. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Suresh Raina have already hailed the force and Yuvraj has also joined the bandwagon. The veteran batsman took to Twitter to pay his tribute to the Air Force, writing, “Extremely proud of our #IndianAirForce. We salute the IAF , Jai Hind”

Here’s Yuvraj Singh’s tweet

India-Pakistan World Cup to go ahead?:

In the wake of the Pulwama attack, there is a huge question mark over the marquee clash in the World Cup. There have been widespread calls to boycott Pakistan in the World Cup. In the latest development, the BCCI has written a letter to the ICC, asking it to tell the other nations to sever ties with a country which harbors terrorism.

But while only time will tell the ICC’s decision, it looks like the World Cup game is set to go ahead.

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