Former Pak diplomat admits 300 casualties in Balakot airstrike by India
NEW DELHI: In an embarrassing development for Pakistan, a former Pakistani diplomat Agha Hilaly admitted on a news television show that 300 terrorists had died in the Balakot airstrike on February 26, 2019.
The admission by the former Pakistani diplomat, who regularly takes the Pakistan Army side in TV debates, goes against the zero casualties claim made by Islamabad at that time.
Soon after Indian Air Force had carried out a strike at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror training camp at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan, as a face-saving measure, had refused to acknowledge the presence of terrorists who were killed during the airstrike.
The strike was in response to the terror attack in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility for the February 14 attack, which has been largely condemned by the international community.
"India crossed the international border and did an act of war in which at least 300 were reported dead. Our target was different from theirs. We targeted their high command. That was our legitimate target because they are men of the military. We subconsciously accepted that a surgical strike- a limited action- did not result in any casualty. " said Agha Hilaly.
He had revealed why Imran Khan's go nment decided to release Abhinandan Varthaman, saying Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's "legs were shaking" while foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told the meeting of parliamentary leaders that India was about to attack their country.
Harshad B Chauhan
Pappu tweets are awaited claiming Hilaly a RSS/BJP agent in Pak.
Indian claim has been confirmed by the Pak diplomat. This also lends credence to the fact that even now Pakistani military and politicians spend sleepless nights recollecting the Balakot nightmare.
Where are Pappu and his brigade? Where is Kejriwal? These anti-nationals were asking for proof. They got it now. Where will they hide their face?
bloody paki rats. smoke them if they dare to disturb my motherland.
we already knew it,these guys have tendency to deny facts
The Indian opposition leaders were believing the lies and propaganda. Now the truth comes.
We must have 10 Balakot strikes in the next few weeks !!!!!!
Ramesh T M
That's just the beginning. The terror factory will keep producing thousands. The need of the hour is to eradicate all of them and keep the world safe.
Irony is that Pakistanis themselves are admitting that fact ..but we Indians are asking for the proof..
And thanks to PM Modi for kee us secure from the ugly designs of terror across the border
The air strike was a brilliant decision and the Congi"s did not show the se after 26/11 they did not do what Modi did ,hammer Pakistan
this is a tight slap on the face of opposition leadership.
And this news is the tight slap to Congress party which claimed that Balakot strike was waste
This was clear to most of the Indian public. The Gandhi family, Congress party ,. CPIM , Kejriwal AAP team, etc who refused to acknowledge this strike by India cause they are anti India. Their intrest is looting, co ption etc
Every Indian does believe in the forces and this Govt. In balakot air strike we hust destroyed the terror canp and made to dust.
This is why we need modi as PM for as long as possible..
You really want to see India destroyed ?
Pakistan was truly exposed by its man now and this proves India strikes on Balakot was highly successful