Pakistan Scrambled F-16s To Intercept IAF Aircraft But Abandoned It Due To The Might Of India’s Attacking Force

Swarajya Staff

Feb 26, 2019, 11:32 AM | Updated 11:32 AM IST

Representative Image of Indian Jets (Pic via Twitter)
Representative Image of Indian Jets (Pic via Twitter)

In relation to the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) early morning strike on terrorist apparatus deep inside Pakistan today (26 February) by twelve Mirage 2000s of the Indian Air Force (IAF), it has now emerged that the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) responded by scrambling F-16s to intercept them, but were forced to abandon their pursuit considering the large size of the Indian formation, reports ANI.

It has also been revealed that the operation was carried out by the Western Air Command of the IAF.

The operation began when IAF aircraft crossed the Line of Control (LoC) at around 3.30 am and dropped around 1,000 kg of bombs on terror camps belonging to jihadist terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, which was responsible for the recent attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama in which 40 jawans were martyred.

Although no official confirmation has been received, reports suggest up to 200-300 casualties resulting from the IAF raid.

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