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IANS  |  Islamabad 

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday summoned an emergency consultative meeting at the Foreign Office here after Islamabad claimed that Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and returned after dropping a payload in Pakistan.

Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Pakistan Army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), tweeted early morning that the IAF planes dropped the payload near Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province before leaving in haste as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) scrambled its war planes.

According to Geo News, the meeting called by Qureshi will be attended by former foreign secretaries and senior diplomats to discuss the current situation.

The development followed the February 14 suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF troopers.

It was claimed by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and heightened tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

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First Published: Tue, February 26 2019. 11:04 IST
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