Celebrities from the Indian film and television fraternity are celebrating the spirit and courage of the Indian Air Force after Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale confirmed a non-military preemptive strike on a major Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot. Stars like Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Riteish Deshmukh, Hema Malini, Preity Zinta, Mahesh Babu, Tamannaah Bhatia, Salim Merchant and Yami Gautam among others took to their social media handles to salute the efforts of IAF.
While talking to ANI, Haasan said, “We have done what any self-respecting country would do. We are proud of what our forces have done for us. They are our shield, and they have behaved exactly like a shield. We are very proud. Salute to our fighters.”
Akshay, who will be next seen leading a Sikh regiment in Kesari, tweeted, “Proud of our #IndianAirForce fighters for destroying terror camps. अंदर घुस के मारो ! Quiet no more! #IndiaStrikesBack.” Devgn also took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, “Mess with the best, die like the rest. Salute #IndianAirForce. @narendramodi.”
Superstar Rajinikanth also applauded the effort of IAF as he tweeted, “BRAVO INDIA 🇮🇳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.” Filmmaker Milap Zaveri wrote, “India will no longer take things lying down. India will attack FLYING down!!! Proud of the IAF! JaiHind! 🔥💪👏👏👏❤️”
Here is what other celebrities are saying on social media:
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 26, 2019
Respect @IAF_MCC Indian Air Force… Jai ho !!!
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) February 26, 2019
जय हिंद … जय हिंद की सेना !! 🇮🇳 Respect @IAF_MCC
— Rajkummar Rao (@RajkummarRao) February 26, 2019
What a fantastic & befitting reply to Pak’s atrocities in Pulwama! Hats off to our marvelous IAF boys & our Air Chief who have retaliated with precision after meticulous planning with the PM, the NSA, Army Chief & senior ministers. Our martyrs have been avenged! Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/iSAmlpOhgh
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 26, 2019
— Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) February 26, 2019
BRAVO INDIA 🇮🇳👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) February 26, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 26, 2019
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 26, 2019
नमस्कार करते हैं। 🙏🇮🇳
Salute to the our armed forces.
Jai Hind. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 26, 2019
#IndianAirForce 🙏🏻🇮🇳 Jai Hind🇮🇳
— Yami Gautam (@yamigautam) February 26, 2019
Extremely proud of our #IndianAirForce. Salutes to the brave pilots of IAF🇮🇳
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) February 26, 2019
Super proud of the #IndianAirForce! I salute this act of bravery! 🇮🇳
— Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) February 26, 2019
India will no longer take things lying down. India will attack FLYING down!!! Proud of the IAF! JaiHind! 🔥💪👏👏👏❤️
— Milap (@zmilap) February 26, 2019
— AMRITA RAO (@AmritaRao) February 26, 2019
At 0330 hours on February 26, a squadron of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it. “The Government of India is firmly and resolutely committed to taking all necessary measures to fight the menace of terrorism. Hence this non-military preemptive action was specifically targeted at the JeM camp. The selection of the target was also conditioned by our desire to avoid civilian casualties,” Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale added.