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IAF on highest alert, all ‘Air Defence System’ activated along IB &LoC

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IECurrentAffairs) The Indian Air Force (IAF) air defence system is fully activated along the International Border and Line of Actual Control to thwart any retaliation from Pakistan, sources in Defence Ministry confirmed here.
IAF has conducted airstrikes at multiple targets in PoK and dropped 1,000 kg bombs destroying several terror camps at 0330 hrs by crossing the LoC.
Pakistan Army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor also confirmed that that the Indian Air Force (IAF) violated the Line of Control (LoC).
“Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot,” Ghafoor tweeted, adding that no casualties have been reported so far.
According to the sources, 12 Mirage aircraft were deployed in this successful operation and the IAF, for the first time, crossed the LoC.
The Air Force had not crossed LoC during Kargil war.
The Defence Ministry is likely to give an official statement after the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security ends.

Via UNI-India
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