Foreign journalist Francesca Marino came out in support of the Indian govt and claimed that the Balakot air strike has killed more than 130-170 JeM terrorists. She said that the Pakistan army had threatened the people there not to talk about the casualties. Indian Air Force carried out the air strikes after the deadly terrorist attack in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans. The Pakistani govt and army had vehemently denied that there were any casualties in the Balakot air strike. Even in India, there was political debate over the efficacy of the Balakot airstrikes.