Pak summons Indian envoy for IAF violation

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Islamabad, Dec 18: In the wake of allegations on Indian Air Force (IAF) for violating Pakistani airspace, Pakistan has summoned the Indian High Commissioner regarding this.

However, India has denied any violation of Pakistani airspace by the Indian Air Force.

A Pakistan Air Force spokesman had claimed that Indian jets were 'forced to retreat' after Pakistani aircraft responded. He did not say when the airspace violations had occurred or how long the Indian jets had remained in Pakistani airspace.

Pakistan's Information Minister Sherry Rehman had said that when the matter was taken up with Indian authorities, they had described the violations as 'inadvertent'.

"We have spoken to the Indian Air Force, they have informed us that this is an inadvertent incursion. We have made a routine response and the Pakistan Air Force is on alert. There is no need to hype the issue further than this," she had told Dawn News channel.

The spat between Islamabad and New Delhi came in the wake of the armed forces on the either sides of the border in a state of heightened vigil following the November 26 terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed several lives.


OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)


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