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Pakistan Violates LoC: Pak's F-16 shot down near Nowshera; pilot's condition unknown

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2019, 12:40 IST

Pakistan Air Force's F-16 that violated Indian air space was shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3KM within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector. Parachute seen as Pakistan Air Force's F-16 was going down. However, the condition of the pilot is unknown.

Pakistani fighter jets Wednesday violated Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, day after India strikes Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, 80 km across LoC. However, they were pushed back by Indian aircraft, a top official said.

"The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning," PTI quoted saying the official. They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.

 

According to a report by the Reuters news agency, at least three Pakistan combat jets entered the Indian airspace.

 

 

 

According to media reports, they dropped bombs on vacant areas near Indian Army post in Rajouri sector. The exact extent of the damage, if at all, was not immediately clear.

"In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) while others fell inside IOK (the state of Jammu and Kashmir). One Indian pilot arrested by troops on the ground while two in the area," said Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor.

Also read: J-K: Pak violates Indian air space in Rajouri's Nowshera, drops bomb near Indian Army post

First published: 27 February 2019, 12:39 IST
 
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