Indians are not the only ones lauding the pre-dawn airstrike carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) today.
The josh is high in the neighbouring country of Afghanistan too. From YouTuber Afghan Bhaijaan’s poetry congratulating India to Twitter users saying Pakistan got what it deserved. These reactions show how emotions are running high in Afghanistan.
In over a four-minute video congratulating India for hitting back at Pakistan, Afghan Bhaijaan was happier than ever. In his video after the February 14 Pulwama attack, he said it was time India gave a befitting reply to Pakistan.
Offering support to his Indian ‘bhaijaans’, Afghan bhaijaan had said that India would retaliate strongly and Pakistan would suffer.
Today, he released a video laughing hysterically at the Pakistanis who made fun of India on social media after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror attack in south Kashmir.
“Isko kehte hai maar. Aisa ghus gaya teri country [Pak] main, ki kisi ko kaano-kaan pata nahi chala ki kya kiya, kaise andar gaya aur kaise barbaad kiya! Samajh gaye?! Yeh hi aap logon ki aukaat hai.”
“See? I told you the atrocities that cross the limit, and then Allah looks after it. Your atrocities [zulm] crossed the limit, this is why India struck back.”
He ended his video by changing the famous saying ‘100 sonar ki, ek lauhar ki’ to “100 Pakistan ki, ek Hindustan ki”.
While an Aghan user tweeted, “Today India ended her practice of strategic patience & IAF conducted precision strikes inside Pakistan territory. Does it mean the coin of covert terrorism will be paid in the coin of overt force? The former satisfies ghosts the latter strengthens confidence in a nation state.” Many replied with tweets such as, “I hope India will continue the good work”.
I hope India will continue the good work.
Nasir hashimi (@Nasir14328902) February 26, 2019
Another Afghan user, a war reporter, thanked India in a tweet, saying the airstrikes carried out by the IAF in less than an hour was far more effective against terrorism than what Pakistan did in the past decade.
I can say with confidence that the strike carried by Indian Air Force Mirage 1000 jets in less than an hour was far more effective against terrorism than what Pakistan did in the past decade. Thank you @IAF_MCC and thank you India. Jai Hind!
Mustafa Kazemi (@CombatJourno) February 26, 2019
The josh also seemed high among anti-Pakistan social media users in Balochistan. In a sarcastic tweet, a Baloch freedom activist made fun of the power outage in Pakistan and said that it was not fair on India’s part as the time it attacked, the Pakistani radars were off due to load-shedding.
Faiz Baluch (@Faiz_Baluch) February 26, 2019