Islamabad : In a tweet responding to the aerial strike conducted by the Indian Air force, Pakistan Army Spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor confirmed that “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.”
Maj. General Ghafoor also tweeted that the “intrusion” came three to four miles across the Line of Control – which would be within Pakistani-administered Kashmir. “No infrastructure got hit, no casualties,” he added.
The incursion into the Pakistan air space follows a series of threats by Indian political and military leadership following the attack on an Indian Army convoy at Pulwama by a local youth, in reaction to the oppression unleashed by the occupational forces.
On Monday, DG ISPR had said, “Pakistan Armed Forces are fully prepared for a befitting response to any Indian aggression or misadventure”.
A group of Mirage jets flying over India Sky territory struck major terrorist camps across LoC at 12:30 am on February 26 completely destroying many terror base camps.
The IAF sources said 12 Mirage 2000 jets took part in the operation that dropped 1000 Kg bombs on terror camps across LoC and completely destroyed three Alpha 3 Control Rooms of Jaish in Balakot, Chakoti, Muzaffarabad. Meanwhile, a high alert has been sounded along the LoC and air force officials are carrying out an assessment of the damage inflicted on the terror sanctuaries.