Chopper with PoK official breaches Indian air space, Army fires warning shots

A helicopter carrying a Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) official violated the Indian airspace after it entered J&K’s Poonch sector around noon on Sunday. According to the reports, the Indian Army troops soon fired towards the helicopter using small arms but the helicopter returned undamaged after about a minute.

According to Indian Express, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir’s Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan claimed that he was present inside the helicopter at that time, along with PoK Tourism Minister Mushtaq Minhas, the PM’s personal security officer and the province’s Education Minister Ifthikar Gilani.

“We had no idea that we had breached (the airspace agreement), nor did we know that we were being fired at. When we landed at our destination, we learned that there was firing on our chopper from the Indian side,” Minhas said.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Reportedly, the PoK Prime Minister was travelling to a place called Samahni to condole the death of his brother Chaudhry Abdul Aziz. “It’s a seven-hour journey by road, so we decided that it would be best to go by helicopter,” said Minhas.

According to the existing rules between both the countries, helicopters are not allowed to enter each other’s airspace within a kilometre of the LoC and fixed-wing aircraft within 10 kilometres of the LoC. The civilian helicopter carrying PoK Prime Minister travelled over the Karmara area in the Sarla battalion sector around 12.13 pm and the Army reacted by firing using small arms.

Lt Colonel Devender Anand, spokesperson of the Defence Ministry said that the helicopter breached the agreement by 700m. “Army troops along the LoC fired at it using small arms. The chopper returned without any damage,” he said. He further added that it could be a civilian aircraft and the air sentries at the forward location engaged it with small arms.

This incident comes after the recent cancellation of proposed talks between India and Pakistan after India found out the details of Pakistan’s direct involvement in the killing of SPOs in Kashmir. Recently, Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs had also walked out of a SAARC meeting which was also attended by her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, mid-way, after issuing a strong call to end the ecosystem of terrorism.

Share This Post and Support:
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.

Most read articles recently

AAP propagandist tweets false claim about Adani Group, deletes due to fear of defamation

Earlier Delhi's Education Minister Manish Sisodia had also tweeted false claim about Adani Group

Rahul Gandhi’s lucrative and seemingly clandestine means of income and his links to scam accused FTIL, Unitech

How does Rahul Gandhi earn to buy land and other properties? A mystery we try to unravel
Prakash Raj was welcomed with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru

Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj greeted with pro-Modi slogans as he went to file his nomination

Prakash Raj seemed visibly miffed with a large number of Modi supporters welcoming him with pro-Modi slogans in Bengaluru
Congress' official twitter handle tweets the wrong date of Shahidi Diwas

BJP’s aggressive candidate list for 2019 election like a blizzard on Congress led by Rahul Gandhi

The boldness of BJP is apparent in that it has 21 present Union and ministers of state in the list, alongside the candidature of its party president, Amit Shah from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

Watch: Embarrassment for Hardik Patel, crowd chants ‘Modi, Modi’ as he addresses a Holi event

Red-faced, Hardik Patel had to stop speaking and left the place soon after

How Caravan and Congress’ attempts to create ‘bribegate’ before 2019 election fell flat

The 'bribegate' that Congress and The Caravan tried to cried falls flat on its face on several counts. 
Rahul Gandhi

Staring at an imminent defeat in Amethi, Congress on the scout to secure a safe seat for Rahul Gandhi

The Congress units of southern states have been feverishly imploring Rahul Gandhi to fight from any constituencies in southern states, apart from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh .

‘Krantikari’ journalist Punya Prasun Bajpai sacked, again, this time from Surya Samachar

Punya Prasun Bajpai and his team of 25 had joined Surya Samachar last month

The Wire journalist wishes Holi with ‘Bismillah’, devout Muslims say it’s against Islam

Celebrating Hindu religious festivals is not the only that triggers abuses and threats from Muslim radicals

Jammu and Kashmir Police officer Imtiyaz Hussain claims his life being under threat after he exposed Pro-Pak Islamists and ‘journalists’

Jammu and Kashmir policeman reveals how certain 'journalists' work hand in glove with the enemies across the border in Pakistan

Latest articles

Connect with us


Don't miss these

Share This Post and Support: