Indian Air Force did air strike in Pakistan’s Balakot in which several terrorists were killed. However, now news agency ANI has revealed that the codename for the operation was ‘Operation Bandar’ to maintain confidentiality. “In order to maintain secrecy and ensure that the plans don’t leak out, the Balakot operations were given the codename Operation Bandar,” senior defence sources told ANI.
Without detailing any specific reason behind the name, sources said monkeys have always held a special place in India’s war culture as seen in the epic Ramayana, where Lord Rama’s lieutenant Lord Hanuman quietly sneaked into Lanka and destroyed the entire capital city of the demon Ravana.
On February 26, 12 Mirages having taken off from multiple air bases crossed over into the Pakistani air space and carried out missile attacks on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot town of Khyber Pakhtunwa province.
The attacks carried out by the Indian Air Force, pilots had dropped five Spice 2000 bombs out of which four penetrated the rooftops of the building in which the terrorists were sleeping.