New Delhi, Feb 26 : Springing a surprise Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal were among the first on Tuesday morning to applaud the airstrikes by the Indian Air Force across the LoC that reportedly target JeM camps.
''I salute the pilots of the IAF,'' wrote Mr Gandhi taking to micro-blogging site Twitter.
Mr Kejriwal echoed the same sentiments, saying he was proud of the IAF pilots who have made the country proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan.
''I salute the bravery of Indian Air Force pilots who have made us proud by striking terror targets in Pakistan,'' Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Amid appreciation of the role undertaken by Indian Air Force in attacking 'terror camps' across LoC by former military officers, Pakistan army said that the Indian aircraft "intruded" from Muzafarabad sector and also "released payload".
The use of phrase "released payload" suggests - there could be huge bombing-- something which Pakistan will not admit if the impact is not big, say experts.
"Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage," Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of Pakistan Armed Forces claimed in his early morning tweet.
He also wrote: "Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back".
From the Indian Air Force, there is no comment as of yet but government sources say the NDA regime is committed to 'walk the talk'. (UNI)