Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot, who was a part of the successful air strike in Pakistan’s Balakot revealed that nobody even in his family knew about the air strike that was supposed to happen. Such was the secrecy of the mission that the IAF pilot said when the news of air strike broke, his wife asked him whether he was a part of the mission. He said, “Next day, when the news broke, my wife asked me whether I was part of the attack. I kept quiet and slept off.”
The mission that took off at 2 am was over within 90 seconds. As reported in HT, the pilot said, “It was over in 90 seconds; we released the weapon and we turned back. No one, not even my close family knew.” On being asked about more details about the mission, he said that of course the weapons hit them that too bull’s eye!
The air strike was conducted by India on February 26, 2019 when Indian warplanes crossed the de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir, and dropped bombs in the vicinity of the town of Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.