We hit our target, don’t count casualties: IAF chief

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Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa on Monday said that IAF does not count casualties, they only count targets. The Air Chief said it is for the government to say how many were hit.

“IAF is not in a position to clarify the number of casualties. The government will clarify that. We don’t count human casualties, we count what targets we have hit or not,” said Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa.

“The target has been clearly amplified by the Foreign Secretary in his statement and if we planned to hit the target, we hit the target… otherwise why would they (Pakistan) have responded? If we had dropped bombs in the jungle there would be no need to respond,” added Dhanoa dismissing reports that the strike had missed the target.

The IAF on February 26 conducted a pre-dawn surgical strike in Pakistan knocking off terror camps and launch pads using a squadron of Mirage and 1000 kilograms of bombs.

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