IAF planned to bomb targets in Pakistan during Kargil conflict

Indian Airforce

news54sf54f45The Indian Air Force was on verge of launching a full-scale air strike deep inside Pakistan during the Kargil War, a private Indian news channel reported on Wednesday.

“In the early hours of June 13, 1999, at the height of the Kargil War, Indian Air Force fighter pilots were minutes away from launching a full-fledged air attack deep inside Pakistan. Targets had been assigned, route maps finalised; personal revolvers to be carried by pilots had been loaded with ammunition and Pakistani currency collected, for use if pilots had to eject on the other side of the Line of Control and orchestrate an escape,” the NDTV reported.

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