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Pakistani jets enter Indian air space in J&K’s Nowshera, drop bombs

Officials reported that Pakistani fighter jets entered Indian air space and dropped bombs when they were pushed back by the IAF.

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Jammu: Pakistani fighter jets violated Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district Wednesday morning, news agency PTI reported. The violation comes a day after Indian Air Force jets carried out strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) camps in Pakistan’s Balakot.

“The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” a top official said. Officials added that the jets dropped bombs when they were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.

There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.

Tensions have been high between the two countries since JeM terrorists attacked a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir’s Pulwama on 14 February, killing 40 personnel.

On Tuesday, foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale announced that the Indian Air Force (IAF) had carried out non-military preemptive action against terrorist training camps, and reiterated India’s commitment to dealing with terror.

(With inputs from PTI)

Also read: India and Pakistan at the brink, foreign policy heads into the unknown in South Asia


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