Indian Air Force violated Line of Control, claims Pakistan
New Delhi: Barely two weeks after terrorists based out of Pakistan carried out dastardly terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, killing 40 innocent CRPF personnel, Indian Air Force fighter jets launched a major offensive on Tuesday, dropping heavy artillery in Pakistani territory in an early morning strike.
As many as 12 Mirage 2000 jets struck Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terror launch pads in Balakot, Muzaffarabad and Chakothi areas in Pakistan. The attack was carried out at around 3:30 am, IAF sources have said. As per the IAF sources, the fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilogrammes of bombs at terrorist camps across the Line of Control.
ISLAMABAD [PAKISTAN]: Pakistan has claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC), following which the former "scrambled" immediately.
Pakistan's claim comes in the wake of tense relations between the two countries in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.
"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow," the Spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major Gene
Surgical Strikes 2.0 LIVE Updates: Days after Pulwama attack, India on Tuesday carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan with top government sources saying that there were over 200 casualties from IAF strike. Reports say that terror launch pads across the LoC in Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad sectors have completely been destroyed along with JeM control rooms.
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While officials in the air force refused to comment, saying that they have nothing to reply, sources told CNN-News18 that the force was targeting a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) hideout in Balakot sector with laser-guided bombs.