New Delhi: The Indian Air Defence radars detected two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic 10 kilometres from Line of Control (LoC) within their territory in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening, news agency ANI quoting government sources.
Loud bangs which were actually sonic booms were heard on Tuesday night in the area. All Indian air defences and radar systems are on high alert at present.
Earlier on February 27, the Indian Air Force (IAF) had shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that reportedly violated Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistan Air Force’s jet was shot down in retaliatory firing by India 3 kilometres within Pakistan territory in Lam Valley.
Following the strike, the operations at Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Leh airports were suspended.
Post the airspace violation by Pakistan that day, a high-level meeting was held under the chairmanship of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The NSA, RAW chief, Home Secretary and other officials were a part of the meeting. NSA Ajit Doval had apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation.
The same day at least three Pakistani jets had violated the Indian air space and entered border areas Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshera sectors but were pushed back by Indian aircraft.