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Pak chopper violates airspace norms, comes within 300 metres in LoC

The sources indicated that the matter will be taken up with the Pakistani side

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Visual of the Pakistan military helicopter which came up to 300 metres of the LOC near Poonch, but then returned
Visual of the Pakistan military helicopter which came up to 300 metres of the LOC near Poonch, but then returned

A Pakistani military helicopter today came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

There was no firing or hostile action by any side during the incident which occurred between 9.45 am and 10 am, they said

According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 km of it.

The helicopter later went back, the sources said, adding although it was not a violation of airspace, but it was a breach of an understanding between the two sides.

The sources indicated that the matter will be taken up with the Pakistani side.

First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 18:15 IST
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