Indian jets violate Pakistan airspace: Pakistan

Eurasia News

Islamabad: Pakistan’s air force Tuesday scrambled fighter jets in response to the alleged violation of its airspace by two aircraft belonging to India, officials said. The Dispatch News Desk (DND) reported.

The incident occurred at about 10:40 am (0540 GMT) when two planes intruded into Pakistani airspace by “three nautical miles” (5.5 kilometres) in the eastern province of Punjab, air force spokesman Captain Tariq Mehmood said in a statement.

“Pakistan Air Force (PAF) initiated prompt tactical actions and scrambled two fighter aircraft to challenge the intruders. Upon PAF actions, Indian aircraft exited the Pakistani airspace,” he said.