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Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot on high alert, commercial flights suspended for security reasons

Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot have been told to be high alert after an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.

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Reports have emerged that Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot have been told to be high alert after an Indian Air Force fighter jet crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.

The airspace here has been suspended due to security reasons and many commercial flights have also been put on hold, reported ANI.

Pakistani jets have allegedly violated Indian airspace on Wednesday morning and entered the border areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district reported ANI. They reportedly dropped bombs but were pushed back by Indian aircraft.

The PAF jets were confronted by the Indian Airforce and the bid to infiltrate was thwarted. Reportedly, Pakistan F-16s attempted to infiltrate but were pushed back by Indian SU-30s.

Initial reports also suggest that Pakistan Air Force’s jet F-16 that violated Indian air space has been shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3 kilometres within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector. Parachute seen as Pakistan Air Force’s F-16 was going down, the condition of the pilot is unknown.

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