Pakistani fighter jets Wednesday violated the Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district and reportedly dropped bombs on their way out. Quoting an official, news agency PTI said that they were pushed back by Indian aircraft.
“The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” the official was quoted by the news agency.
News agency ANI flashed the photos of the site, where the Pakistani jets had dropped the bombs.
J&K: Pictures of craters formed from Pakistani bombs dropped near Indian Army post in Rajouri sector. Pic courtesy: Army sources) pic.twitter.com/bAqG1YW3AO
— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
Pakistani military’s spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor claimed that his forces had arrested one Indian pilot. He tweeted, “In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area.”
In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019
On Tuesday, the Indian Air Force had entered deep into Pakistan and launched air strikes in Balakot. On Tuesday evening, the Indian army said that it had destroyed at least five terrorist camps across the Line of Control.
Reacting to the Indian air strikes, Maj Gen Ghafoor had said that his country will ‘surprise’ India with its response on ‘diplomatic, political and military’ fronts.
Meanwhile, news agency ANI reported that airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot had been placed on high alert adding that airspace was suspended due to security reason. Many commercial flights too have been put on hold.
A MiG fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday, killing both the pilots in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district.