IAF jets struck at a JeM camp in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26 earlier this year, days after a terror attack on CRPF convoy in Jammu Kashmir's Pulwama which claimed the lives of around 40 CRPF personnel.
Abhinandan shot down a Pakistan F-16 near the Line of Control and landed on the Pakistan side. He was then apprehended by the officials of the Pakistani Army on the same day and taken into custody. Abhinandan returned to India on March 1. He was in Pakistani custody for two days.
New Delhi has refused to engage in talks with Pakistan and has clarified that terror and talks cannot go together. It has asked Pakistan to stop harbouring terrorism and then only talks would be initiated.
In the prevailing conditions, the internet facility is not there and we had talked to the Deputy Commissioner for the same.
After the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which, 40 paramilitary personnel were killed, prompted the Modi government to carry out airstrikes against a terror base at Balakot inside Pakistan's territory.
During the Balakot strikes, the Air Force had dropped Spice-2000 bombs from Mirage-2000 fighter aircraft after a pack of 12 of these fighters crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to strike the Jaish terror camp in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The contract was signed as the Air Force wanted to acquire the bombs after their successful usage in the Balakot airstrikes against a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Pakistan.
Highlighting the significance of the month of Saawan, Modi said, "In India, the month of Sawan is celebrated in different ways. In this month when we see around, it feels as if the earth has covered itself with a green carpet. New energy is seen and felt all around. In this holy month, many go on pilgrimage to Amarnath or do Kanwar Yatra
An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in forests of Kahlil Tral area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.