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Why Mirage 2000 was chosen over any other aircraft for the airstrike in Pakistan?

February 26, 2019 / Jitendra Singh

Eleven days after the gruesome and dastardly Pulwama attack on security personnel by Pakistani proxies - the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) - that killed over 40 jawans, India retaliated hard by carrying out airstrikes well within Pakistan airspace targeting the JeM's terror training camps.According to news agency ANI, it was the 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets which took part in the covert operations across the Line of Control at 3:30 am and completely destroyed the targets. This successful operation by time-tested India’s leading fighter jet-Mirage 2000, also known for turning the tide in India’s favour during Kargil war, has once again proved its tactical advantage in the case of limited conflict.Compared to  Sukhoi Su-30MKI which is India’s most prized aircraft designed mainly for a prolonged conflict, the Mirage 2000 takes the edge in quick operations owing to its less weight and higher speed.Having undergone a complete overhaul in 2015 it has got the new Thomson-CS...