Feb 26(KNB): Indian Air Force jets crossed the Line of Control ,intruding from Muzaffarabad sector dropped 1000 Kg bombs near Balakot.
Sources said, the airstrike took place at around 3.30 am while several Mirage 2000 aircraft dropped 1,000 kg bombs near Balakot.
Meanwhile, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor, according to Dawn News, tweeted: “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control, following which Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled and Indian aircraft went back.”
In another tweet, Ghafoor said that the aircraft faced “timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force” and ended up releasing “payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot”.
No casualties or damage occurred, the military spokesman said.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have heightened since an attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama on February 14 that killed 40 troopers.(KNB)