J&K: Two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic near LoC
Amid the ongoing tensions between India and Pakistan, the Indian air defense radars have reportedly detected two fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force go supersonic only 10 km from the Line of Control (LoC).
The activity was detected on the Pakistani side of the border near the Poonch sector in Jammu & Kashmir, according to reports.
Two Pakistani Air Force jets detected: ANI
Indian air defence radars detected two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic 10KM from LoC (within their territory) in the Poonch sector, loud bangs heard last night in the area were due to sonic booms. All Indian air defences and radar systems are on high alert pic.twitter.com/PHmKAuPtvc— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2019
Loud bangs heard near LoC last night: Reports
News agency ANI, citing government sources, has reported that loud bangs were heard near the LoC in Poonch sector late on Tuesday due to sonic booms. Government sources also said that all the Indian air defenses and radar systems are on high alert.
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