Forty-three days after Balakot air strikes, the Pakistani army took a group of international media workers and foreign diplomats to the Pakistan's Balakot and its surrounding area. India had air strike here on Jash-e-Mohammed's largest terrorist training camp. Pakistan also directed them to not to "speak too long" to local residents.
According to BBC Urdu, the team was taken from Islamabad to Jamba in Balakot in a helicopter. To reach this madrassa on a mountain surrounded by green trees, it took about one and a half hours to walk.
The BBC reported that when the group reached within the madrasa, there were about 150 children of 12-13 years old and they were being taught Quran. According to media reports, when journalists then they were directed to not to speak too long to local residents.
According to the Pakistani army, the team of journalists saw a crater on the slopes of the mountain where the Indian planes dropped explosives. Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Gafoor said that this is an old madrasa and it has always been like this.
If he asked about taking the journalists after 43 days then he said that the unstable situation made it difficult to bring people here. Now we felt that this is the right time for organizing a tour of the media.
On February 14, a CRPF convoy was held in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. 40 CRPF jawans were martyred in this attack.On February 26, the Indian Air Force had air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed's terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan. India claims that a large number of terrorists were killed in the air strikes.