Pakistan claims Indian Air Force violated LoC

Major General Asif Ghafoor, director general of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), speaks during a news conference. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 26, 2019, 08.20 AM (IST)

Pakistan authorities have claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control (LoC), following which the former "scrambled" immediately, reported news agency ANI. 

Pakistan's claim comes amid tension between the two countries following Pulwama terror attack. 

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"Indian Air Force violated Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow," the Spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor, tweeted on Tuesday.

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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, the report added.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had earlier promised “action” if “actionable intelligence” was provided by India about its links to the Pulwama terror attack. 

Khan had also warned of “retaliation, without even thinking," if any kind of military action is launched by India.

In response, India dubbed Khan’s statement as "a lame excuse," asking him to stop misleading the international community. 

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(With ANI inputs)