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June 20, 2019
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Indian military planes violate LoC, scramble back after PAF’s timely response: DG ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Indian military planes violated the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector, Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor said.

Since the Indian aircraft were met with a “timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force”, they were forced to return, Major General Asif Ghafoor, the director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), wrote on Twitter.

He added 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.

Ties between Pakistan and India have been tense since a suicide bombing in occupied Kashmir killed over 40 Indian soldiers, with New Delhi blaming Pakistan of being complicit in the attack — a charge Islamabad has denied vehemently and from the get-go.