Pakistan jets violate Indian airspace in Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan’s fighter jets today violated the Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir as a retaliation to India’s airstrike on terror camps of JeM. The jets that entered the Indian air space in Nowshera and Poonch and dropped bombs on their way back after they were pushed back by the Indian Airforce. 
Responding to this, Pakistan’s Armed Forces spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted: “In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area.”
Pakistan Army gave out a press release which stated: “Pakistan Air Force undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace. This was not a retaliation to continued Indian belligerence. Pakistan has therefore, taken strikes at non-military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage. Sole purpose being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self-defence. We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm.”
“That is why we undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight. For the last few years, India has been trying to establish what they call “a new normal” a thinly veiled term for doing acts of aggression at whatever pretext they wish on a given day. If India is striking at so-called terrorist backers without a shred of evidence, we also retain reciprocal rights to retaliate against elements that enjoy Indian patronage while carrying out acts of terror in Pakistan,” the release said.  
“We do not wish to go to that route and wish that India gives peace a chance and to resolve issues like a mature democratic nation,” the release concluded. On the other hand, Indian Airforce jet crashed in Budgam in Jammu & Kashmir, killing one person. The jet broke into two and immediately caught fire. According to sources, the jet crashed in an open field at around 10 am. However, Pakistan airforce has been claiming that it has shot down the Indian Airforce jet.

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