Ajmer: A couple from Rajasthan’s Ajmer has named its newborn ‘Mirage’ as a tribute to the Indian Air Force jets which carried out the February 26 strike on Jaish-e-Mohammed’s training camps in Pakistan’ Balakot.

Shravan Singh Rathore, the infant’s father, told news agency ANI, “We named our child Mirage Rathore to commemorate strike on Pakistan by Mirage jets. We hope he’ll join security forces when he grows up.”

After nearly 48 hours, the Indian Air Force has sent a response to the country that whoever uses the language of war will get a similar response from New India.”

Mirage’s uncle, the elder brother of Sharavan, is an Indian Air Force officer. He said, “Yesterday, I received news of two positive developments. One was India’s attack on Pakistani territory and the other was the birth of my younger brother’s son. We have named him Mirage Singh Rathore, to commemorate this big victory.”

On February 26, the Indian Air Force mounted a massive offensive on terror buds breeding in Pakistan by carrying out ‘non military pre-emptive air strikes’ on three Jaish-e-Mohammed camps. Twelve Mirage 2000 crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in the early hours of the day and dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided six bombs on JeM hideouts in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Chakothi and Muzaffarabad and Balakot in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province .

According to sources, the IAF carried out the three strikes in Balakot, Chakoti and Muzaffarabad at 3.45 AM, 3.48 AM and 3.58 AM respectively, in which at least 350 terrorists are believed to have been neutralised. At least 325 terrorists and 25 to 27 trainers were at the Balakot camp, which turned out to be “a sitting duck target” for the Indian Air Force.