Pakistan closed its airspace in February after a suicide attack by a Pakistan-based militant group (Jaish-e-Muhammed) in Kashmir’s Pulwama district led to aerial bombing missions on each other's soil and a fighter dogfight.
According to sources, the operation had planned to use six Israeli Spice 2000 Penetrator type PGM (precision-guided munition) to hit the targets, and five of them had hit the designated mean point of impact (DMPI) on the buildings in the Balakot complex.
“Nobody’s questioning the patriotism and competence of our armed forces. We complement them. But the question being raised is, what did we achieve through the air strikes. Were we able to destroy the network of terror? I don’t think so. No answer has come,” he said.