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Indian fighter jets violate Pakistani airspace: PAF

Updated June 11, 2013
The PAF scrambled the two fighter jets, upon which the Indian aircraft exited Pakistani airspace, said a PAF spokesman.—File Photo
The PAF scrambled the two fighter jets, upon which the Indian aircraft exited Pakistani airspace, said a PAF spokesman.—File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Two high-speed Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace by three nautical miles on Tuesday, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said.

A PAF spokesman said the violation occurred around 10:40 am in Attari, Fazilka sector.

The aircraft stayed inside Pakistani airspace for about two minutes, he said.

“Pakistan Air Force initiated prompt tactical actions and scrambled the two fighter aircraft to challenge the intruders. Upon PAF actions, Indian aircraft exited the Pakistani airspace,” said the PAF spokesman.

The Foreign Ministry has conveyed serious concern to the Indian High Commission over the air space violation.

Pakistan considers today's air space violation as a contravention of the "1991 Agreement between Pakistan and India on Prevention of Air Space Violations and for Permitting over Flights and Landings by Military Aircraft".

While voicing its concerns with the Government of India, the Government of Pakistan has called for all existing agreements and CBMs that have been reached between the two countries to be respected.