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VIOLATION OF AIR SPACE AT POONCH DISTRICT OF J AND K

05/10/2018 New Delhi: Asvina 09 Monday, October 1, 2018

On 30 Sep 18 in noon hours, Indian Air Force radars picked up a helicopter in PoK opposite Poonch sector approaching LoC. IAF fighter aircraft was scrambled after it had reached close to 8 kms. Radar pick up was seen upto 600 m from LoC. Fighter which was scrambled stayed 10 km from LoC. In the mean time, the helicopter was also spotted visually reportedly violating Indian airspace. Indian Army posts deployed in the area fired small arms at the Hepter. Hepter was seen heading back towards PoK by the Army posts. There being no further activity, the scrambled fighter aircraft landed back.