Indian planes moved to Pakistan's territory on Tuesday, saying that one minister said it was an air strike on "terrorist camps," sharply increasing the tensions between nuclear neighbors weeks after a suicide attack in the controversial Kashmir region.
"The air force struck an air strike early in the morning in terrorist camps through Locke (Control Line) and totally destroyed it," said Indian Agriculture Minister Gajndra Singh Shehavat
on Twitter. saying that the Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace and that Indian planes "quickly released a payload" in the forest zone after crossing the border, acting as the actual border between the two countries. to India, after Pakistani aircrafts were crept to snatch them, Major General Asif Gahor said in a Twitter message.
The Pakistani Air Force's response has released a payload in haste during the escape that collapsed near Balakota. No sacrifices or damages, ̵
Indian Air Force violated control line.
– Major General Asif Gafor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 25, 2019
The payload of hurriedly fugitive Indian aircraft fell open. pic.twitter.com/8drYtNGMsm
– Major General Asif Gafor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 26, 2019
The confrontation follows a growing split between the enemies since the February 14 bombing of the controversial Kashmir region , stated by the Pakistani armed group Jash-e-Mohammad.
New Delhi is accusing Islamabad of denying the role of an attack left by at least 42 Indian paramilitary forces.
] "This is a violation of the control line, and Pakistan reserves the right to a reasonable response and the right to self-defense," "said Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Qureshi in a brief statement ahead of the meeting. 39 by Imran Khan, Minister of State.
Last week, Pakistani Prime Minister Khan and powerful military countries made it clear that Pakistan will "react" if India attacks.
On Friday, a Pakistani military general Major General Ghafoor said that while Pakistan did not intend to initiate a war, he would respond "full force" if he was attacked.
"Very loud sound"
Indian planes seem to have crossed the LoC near the border village of Chakot in Kashmir
"People in Chakot heard a very loud sound of airplanes passing over at headquarters at 3 am," said a local journalist. Roshan Mogul.
Residents of the Mansehra district of Pakistan, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said that the Indian Air Force had dropped off its payload in the area called Jaba, a deserted forest.
Jaba is located about 10 km from the Pakistani border with Kashmir, which controls Pakistan, and 60 km from the KP separating Indian and Pakistani Kashmir.
"Approximately at 3:45 am (local time), airplanes sounded there and people heard the sound of an explosion as well," Rizwan Ghilzai, a regional journalist, said Al Jazeera.
"On the way back from the jungle Batrasi [which appeared to be their target] Indian planes fell to their advantage in
Other journalists confirmed the response of Gilzai."
"We hear Pakistani fighter planes flying overhead, because they are continuously at night. They also flew and continue to do so this morning, "said Khalid Chadhri,
India has repeatedly threatened military action against its Pakistani neighbor, whom he accuses of" controlling "for a suicide attack in the Pulwama area of Kashmir.
] Asad Hashim Additional Reporting from Islamabad
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