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

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2019, 12:24 IST

Pakistan violated Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera, day after India strikes Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, 80 km across LoC, reported PTI.

Pakistani fighter jets Wednesday violated Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district but were pushed back by Indian aircraft, a top official said.

According to media reports, they have reportedly 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. 

According to news agency ANI reports, airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot in high alert. Airspace suspended due to security reason. Many commercial flights on hold.

Pakistan Air Force's F-16 that violated Indian air space 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, condition of the pilot is unknown

"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 (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) while other fell inside IOK (the state of Jammu and Kashmir). One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area," said Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor. 



"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.

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First published: 27 February 2019, 11:40 IST