New Delhi: In wake of India’s ‘non-military pre-emptive airstrike’ on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) hideouts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), a fake video of the ‘attack’ has gone viral. Also Read - Who Said 300 Terrorists Killed in Balakot? : P Chidambaram Dismisses Hearsay, Demands Official Number
Shared on Twitter by one Mrityunjay Dwivedi and now being widely circulated on WhatsApp and Facebook, the video claims to be a snippet from Tuesday’s AIF airstrike in PoK. Also Read - All You Need to Know About IAF's Mirage 2000 Used in Bombing JeM Camps in Pakistan
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THIS IS A FAKE VIDEO. DO NOT CIRCULATE IT
As reported by ThePrint, the video being circulated as a real snippet from the IAF’s attack in PoK has actually been sourced from a military stimulation video game called ‘Arma 2’- that includes ‘team-based combat, a comprehensive playbook of military tactics and enormous battlefield to push your twitch, tactical and strategic skills to the limit.”
The operation that the video shows is a stimulation called, ‘US Army engages Taliban in Takistan Mountains’- which is a complete WORK OF FICTION.
INDIA’S PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE
The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday carried out a massive ‘non-military pre-emptive airstrike’ on three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camps in PoK, killing as many as 300 terrorists.
Twelve IAF Mirage 2000 jets dropped six bombs 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs in all hideouts in wee hours of February 26. Three attacks were carried out in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad at 3.45 am, 3.48 am and 3.58 am respectively.