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Pakistan expresses serious concern over airspace violation by Indian planes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Tuesday conveyed serious concern to the Indian High Commission over the airspace violation by two high-speed Indian aircraft which had intruded five kilometers into Pakistani territory in Head Sulemanki area this morning, the foreign office spokesman said.

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“Pakistan considers today’s air space violation as a contravention of the 1991 Agreement between the two countries on Prevention of Air Space Violations and for Permitting over Flights and Landings by Military Aircraft,” India has been told, according to the spokesman.

The spokesman said that Pakistan has also called upon India to respect all existing agreements and CBMs that have been reached between the two countries.

Earlier in the day, two high-speed Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace by three nautical miles, the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said.

A PAF spokesman said the violation occurred around 10:40 am in Attari, Fazilka sector. The aircraft stayed inside Pakistani airspace for about two minutes, he said.

“Pakistan Air Force initiated prompt tactical actions and scrambled the two fighter aircraft to challenge the intruders. Upon PAF actions, Indian aircraft exited the Pakistani airspace,” said the PAF spokesman.

DND

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