Twitter account Pakistan Defence posted a tweet at 12.06am on Tuesday night praising the Pakistani Air Force for their alertness. Three and a half hours later, Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunwa in Pakistan. The tweet has gone viral.
At 3.30am on Tuesday morning, India woke up to the news of the Indian Air Force attacking terror camps deep within Khyber
In his briefing to the media, foreign secretary VK Gokhale said on Tuesday morning, “Credible intelligence was received that JeM was attempting another suicide terror attack in various parts of the country, and the fidayeen jihadis were being trained for this purpose. In the face of imminent danger, a pre-emptive strike became absolutely necessary.”
The IAF’s ‘Surgical Strike 2.0’ (as social media is calling the airstrikes of Tuesday morning) left Twitter churning out the best reactions.
But one tweet that put everything else to shame as far as going viral is concerned is a post by a Twitter handle called Pakistan Defence. This fan account dedicated to Pakistan Army tweeted at 12.06am on Tuesday night, “”Sleep tight because PAF is awake.” #PakistanZindabad.”
Three and a half hours later, India had struck Khyber Pakhtunwa.
Twitter of course responded to the tweet by Pakistan Defence in the best way possible: with memes and jokes.
Leading the reactions to the tweet from India was former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. Abdullah tweeted, tongue firmly in cheek, “This one will be filed under “tweets we wish we hadn’t put out but can’t delete now”. Don’t worry we all have them just not on this scale perhaps.”
Twitter user Sir Jadeja Fan wrote, “Jaag ke kya ukhaad liya?”
“Is tweet ke 5 min baad PAF wale apna twitter account band karke so gaye,” wrote someone else.
“Puncture ho gaye aaj toh,” read another tweet.
A Twitter user spoke for many people when he wrote, “Irony
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