No Pak Soldier Or Citizen Died In Balakot Air Strike: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said no Pakistani soldier or citizen died in the air strike carried out by the Indian Air Force across the border in response to the Pulwama terror attack in February. The IAF had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot area on February 26, in response to the February 14 Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.Ms Swaraj said the air strike was carried out in self-defence.”When we carried out air strike across the border after the Pulwama terror attack, we had told the international community that we took that step in self-defence only.”We had told the international community that the armed forces were instructed not to harm any Pakistani citizen or its soldier during the strike,” she said.

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