Pakistan has claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC), following which the former “scrambled” immediately, media reports claimed on Tuesday.
Pakistan’s claim comes in the wake of tense relations between the two countries in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack that claimed the life of 49 paramilitary men.
Taking to a social networking site, Twitter, the Spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor wrote; “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.
Bajwa had also visited the Headquarters Rawalpindi Corps on Monday, where he was updated on the operational situation and state of readiness along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), LoC and Working Boundary (WB), ANI reported.
He met with Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan at the Air Headquarters in Rawalpindi where the two chiefs “deliberated on the operational environment including threat and response” and “expressed satisfaction on readiness, coordination and synergy,” the report quoted Major General Asif Ghafoor as saying.