Italian journalist Ms.Francesca Marino gives evidence of surgical strike in Balakot, PakistanMs. Francesca Marino, a Journalist from Italy gave an exclusive interview to India Today on 08th May 2019. During the interview she revealed that approximately 170 terrorists having allegiance to Jaish-e-Mohammed were killed and many injured in the surgical strike undertaken by the Indian Air Force in Balakot of Pakistan. The injured have been treated in Army Hospitals in Pakistan. She also revealed that Pakistan Army had given strict instructions to the civilians not to disclose any information to others.
The Indian media as well as the political leaders were demanded Indian Armed forces and the Government to give a count on the casualties of air strike. The Indiam media did not had the courage to investigate and give a report. It required a foriegn journalist to report the matter.