Balakot Camp Transformation of Pak according to satellite imagery | Changes in Pak Balkot Camp
The Balakot camp in Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan was destroyed in the Indian Air Force's Airstrike in the early hours of 26 February last year. Even before the first anniversary, Pakistan has repaired Balakot Camp and made some structural changes in it. At the same time, analysis with the help of satellite imagery has detected these changes.
The Balakot camp in Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan was destroyed in the Indian Air Force's Airstrike in the early hours of 26 February last year. Even before the first anniversary, Pakistan has repaired Balakot Camp and made some structural changes in it. On the other hand, analysis done with the help of satellite imagery has detected these changes.
This camp, run by the terrorist organization Jaish-e-Muhammad, is spread over an acre of land in Jabba in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Madrasa is also practiced here. The Balakot Camp was built by the Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force in the early hours of 26 February 2019 with Israeli-made Spice Bombs. Observation of satellite imagery gives blurred signs of structure changes.
As measured by satellite imagery, the area of the building has shrunk. A small structure on the northern side of the large hall has been reduced from its original size. Also, the building which was spread over an area of about 201 square meters in February 2019, can be seen limited to 128 square meters in December 2019. The pyramid-like roof structure in the northern part of the camp was marked as a Mujahid hostel during the Indian Air Force's Airstrikes. Most of the Jaish terrorists were present on the night of the strike in this hall. Analysis of the imagery suggests that in the first week of December, something was removed from the northwest part of the hostel's roof. But it did not show in the third week of December. Some minor changes can also be seen in the big main hall located in the western direction of the area. The hall has a large sloping roof, The width measurement of this roof is showing two different results in three different time zones. The roof width was around 35 meters in February 2019. Which shrunk to 32 meters in the first week of December. However, in the third week of December 2019, the roof width again returned to its original size of 35 meters. This may be due to internal repair and elevation angle of the main hall or due to a change in height.
Foreign journalists were banned from leaving
After the Indian Air Force strike in February, the Pakistani army had banned the departure of foreign journalists to the madrasa. The media wing of the Pakistan Army Inter Services Public Relations took the delegation of foreign journalists and diplomats to Balakot 40 days after the strike. India has consistently asserted that Balakot was a successful operation, in which Indian Air Force aircraft targeted most targets accurately, while Pakistan prohibited anyone from going to this place for six weeks and kept the destruction there.