India claims IAF strike across LoC

Srinagar

Nearly two weeks after an attack on paramilitary men in Awantipora Pulwama that claimed the life of 49 troopers, Indian Air Force is claimed to have carried out aerial strikes at major camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir side early Tuesday.

Indian Air Force on Tuesday carried out aerial strikes at major camps in Pakistan administered Kashmir, completely destroying them, ANI reported. Responding to this, Pakistan has claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC).

Media reports also suggest that attack was carried out at around 3:30 am, and fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilograms of bombs on camps across the Line of Control.

Earlier, the spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor said; “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow,” Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa had visited Pakistani troops deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and instructed them to “be ready to face any eventuality,” on Friday.

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