The moot point then and even now is, "whether iaf has the political go ahead for such action"? If the answer is no, then we have learnt nothing from this engagement with advesary who is hell bent on our destruction.
That is a very wrong conclusion at best and a blatantly mischievous one at worst
Let's see what steps GOI and IAF (and others) have taken so far (Since Feb 27)-
1. Every military leader present or retired had said that when and if there is another attack, air action will be repeated- guaranteed.
2.The political leadership has said the same thing repeatedly
3. That intent at least have been in display at LOC and IB. It has been hot and where we dominate (all of Neelam valley), we have blasted the Forward post and not let them be reoccupied. Additionally, preemptive strike on Terrorists and their launching pads are happening at regular interval. Short of actual war, this has been the hottest 1 year at LOC in the last 70 years. Heavy artillery have been used, up to ranges of 30 KM inside POK. Army has a totally free hand (they have themselves saying that ad nauseum ). This action has also been backed by frequent IAF caps.
4.370 has been removed, Two new entities created POJK and POL; for further action
5.$1 Billion worth of AA missile ordered and some/all delivered - We are primed for action right now
6. Political leadership/IAF firmly demanded that Rafale without Meteor in May 2020 is not acceptable, it has to come with that
7.SDR ordered (perhaps deliveries have also started)
8.Astra mk2 tested, inducted and order of 250 given (against token 50 earlier).
9.Brahmos induction into IAF concluded (all involved were taking their own sweet time, political leadership forced the issue)
10. Many other things that are out there and many that we do not know.