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Pak Fighter Jets Cross Kashmir LoC, Drop Bombs; Indian Plane Crashes, Pilots Feared Dead

February 27, 2019 | By

Chandigarh: As per media reports Pakistani fighter jets crossed LoC and entered into Indian Occupied Kashmir’s air space on Wednesday, 27 February. A report in The Quint notes that the Pak jets dropped bombs on the way out.

The jets entered border areas of Nowshera sector in J&K’s Rajouri district, Indian news agency PTI has reported.

Earlier, Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan will “surprise” India with its response that will be in all domains including “diplomatic, political and military.”

India-Pakistan Engage in Intense Fire Exchange Across LoC:

Meanwhile, forces of India and Pakistan are reportedly engaged in intense exchange of gunfire resulting in military and civilian casualties across line of control in disputed area of Kashmir.

Indian Airforce Plane Crashes in Budgam; Two Pilots Feared Dead:

Two Indian Air Force pilots died on Wednesday as a MiG-21 jet crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A visual of plane crash site | Source/courtesy: Times of India

The jet crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05 am, the officials said. It broke into two and caught fire immediately, the officials said, adding that two bodies were seen near the site of crash. The identity of the deceased could not be confirmed immediately.

News Agency ANI twitted: “Police on military aircraft crash in Jammu & Kashmir’s Budgam, say, Two bodies have been found at the crash site.”

Reports in media say that Indian officials have maintained that “the plane crash is a separate incident and has nothing to do with the Pakistani jets entering Indian airspace”.

This is a developing story.



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