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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2019, 06.47 PM(IST)

In a pre-dawn air strikes, IAF launched air strike across the Line of Control (LoC) on Tuesday destroying terrorist camps in Pakistan. Photograph:( AFP )

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Air strikes on terror launchpads: Meticulous planning led to successful Air Force mission

The air strikes were carried out after credible information emerged that the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group was attempting suicide attacks at various parts of the country, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale said.

Uncalled for aggression, will respond at time & place of our choosing, says Pak after NSC meeting

Pakistan's National Security Committee (NSC) held a meeting in which it said India has committed "uncalled for aggression to which Pakistan shall respond at the time and place of its choosing".

China urges India, Pakistan to 'exercise restraint' after air strike

China urged India and Pakistan on Tuesday to "exercise restraint" after New Delhi said its warplanes attacked a militant camp, in a move that sent tensions soaring between the two neighbours.

'Country is in safe hands,' Modi says hours after IAF airstrikes on JeM terror camps  

Hours after India bombed and destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan early Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country is in safe hands.

Sanath Jayasuriya guilty of breaching anti-corruption code, banned for 2 years by ICC

Sanath Jayasuriya Tuesday was banned from all cricket for two years after admitting breaching two counts of the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.