Indian air-defense radars detect Pakistan jets near LoC

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13 Mar 2019

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.

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Two Pakistani Air Force jets detected: ANI

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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Preparedness

IAF said it was in a high state of preparedness

The Indian Air Force last week said it was in a "high state of preparedness" for engaging proactively with any kind of perceived threat from Pakistan.

The IAF issued a statement, indicating that the tension between both the countries "still prevails".

It said, "A strict vigil in the skies to detect and thwart any act of aggression from Pakistan Air Force is being maintained."

Tensions

Tensions between India, Pakistan escalated after Pulwama attack, Balakot airstrikes

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed carried out the deadly Pulwama attack in J&K, killing 40 CRPF personnel, following which the Indian Air Force bombed the terror outfit's biggest training camp near Balakot in Pakistan on 26 February.

Pakistan, however, retaliated to the Balakot airstrikes by violating Indian airspace to target military installations on 27 February; however, IAF foiled Pakistan's plans.

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