In a massive counter-terror attack since Uri, the Indian Air Force on Tuesday attacked Jaish-E-Mohammad terror camps in Pakistan. 12 IAF Mirage 2000 fighter jets dropped 1,000 kg of laser-guided bombs in retaliation to the Pulwama terror attack
But what are Mirage 2000 jets?
Called the backbone of the Indian Air Force, Mirage 2000 is a multirole aircraft manufactured by French warplane maker Dassault. It was commissioned by India in the year 1986. With a climbing speed of 60,000 per minute and the capacity to carry 20 kiloton nuclear bomb, it can fire both air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles. It played a key role in the 1999 Kargil War when it dropped laser-guided bombs at the bunkers of Pakistan’s Northern Light Infantry. In July 2011, the Indian govt approved
a $2.2 billion upgrade package for its Mirage 2000s.