RAWALPINDI: Indian Air Force violated airspace along the Line of Control (LoC) late on Monday, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG-ISPR) said.
Indian Air Force violated airspace along the Line of Control (LoC), Pakistan Air Force immediately responded to deal with an emergency situation and forced the Indian jets to return to their territory.
Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces, in a post on his official Twitter account, stated that the Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistani Air Force “immediately scrambled”, causing the Indian planes to return to their country.
In an other tweet, DG ISPR said that Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector, which faced timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force.
Indian planes released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage occurred, said DG ISPR.
Earlier on the day, Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan had expressed satisfaction on the readiness of Pakistan Armed Forces, saying: “Pak forces are fully prepared for a befitting response to any Indian aggression or misadventure.”
‘Don’t mess with Pakistan’
Last week, DG ISPR held a press conference in Rawalpindi, during which he reiterated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s proposal of talks to Delhi.
The Military spokesperson rubbished rumours that Pakistan’s preparing for war. “We are not preparing to initiate anything,” he said. “We have the right to respond to your preparations for war,” adding that Pakistan Army’s battle-hardened forces would provide a military response that would catch India off guard if and when necessary.
Pakistan and India’s relations have been tense since the Pulwama attack on February 14.