Azhar turned into one of the terrorists who hijacked the Indian Airline flight IC 814 to Kandahar in 1999. In 2000, Interpol issued a pink nook be aware towards him after the hijacking on request from the CBI.

In fast retaliation to the dastardly Pulwama terror assault, the Indian Air Force breached Pakistani air space inside the early hours on Tuesday and dropped 500kg and 1000kg laser-guided bombs on terror release pads in Balakot, Chakothi, and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan. The goal in Balakot become the most important schooling camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed, the outfit which claimed responsibility for the Pulwama suicide bombing. This region was being run by Yousuf Azhar, brother-in-regulation of Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar, who turned into killed inside the bomb run by using IAF’s Mirage 2000 fighter jets.

“In an intelligence-led operation within the early hours of these days, India struck the biggest training camp of JeM in Balakot… This facility in Balakot became headed by using Maulana Yousuf Azhar (alias Ustad Ghouri), the brother-in-regulation of Masood Azhar, chief of JeM,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale stated in his briefing earlier these days.

However, Gokhale did not say if Yousuf becomes killed in the assault or no longer. Azhar becomes one of the terrorists who hijacked the Indian Airline flight IC 814 to Kandahar in 1999. In 2000, Interpol issued a red corner note against him after the hijacking on request from the CBI. His name changed into in the list of 20 fugitives New Delhi handed to Islamabad in 2002.

Moreover, the schooling camps hit nowadays have been together run using Jaish-e-Mohammed, Laskar-e-Toiba, and Hizb-ul-Mujahideen and housed terrorists in numbers. In his briefing, Gokhale stated “a very wide variety of JeM terrorists, running shoes, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being skilled for fidayeen motion were eliminated” inside the bombing of Balakot education camp. While the authorities are awaiting IAF to verify the precise number of terrorists killed within the action, assets have pronounced that the casualties can run within the range of 2 hundred-300. Gokhley, also, assured that the objectives were selected to minimize civilian casualties.

“The selection of the target turned into also conditioned with the aid of our preference to avoid civilian casualties. The facility is placed in the thickly wooded area on a hilltop some distance faraway from any civilian presence. As the strike has taken region only a short at the same time as in the past, we’re waiting for further info,” he said.