Pakistan claims IAF violates LoC, dropped payload

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Pakistan has claimed that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and returned after Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled warplanes.

Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted early in the morning, “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.”

Ghafoor has claimed that the Indian aircrafts intruded into Pakistan from the Muzaffarabad sector.

“Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzaffarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage,” Ghafoor added.

Tensions are high between the new nations following the ghastly February 14 attack in which at least 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. The Jaish-e-Mohammed (Pakistan-based terror outfit) has claimed the responsibility of the attack.