A day after the Indian fighter jets crossed the Line of Control during pre-dawn and carried out “non-military, pre-emptive air strikes”, targetting terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camp in Pakistan, the Jammu, Leh and Srinagar airports were indefinitely shut.
The move comes after an Indian Air Force chopper crashed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam this morning. Two bodies were recovered from the site, said police.
The crash took place after both sides across the LoC exchanged heavy shelling and firing.
The area has been on high alert amid reports of Pakistan retaliation threats following Tuesday’s air strike by the Indian Air Force.
Also, there have been reports of Pakistani fighter jets violating Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajouri sectors.
On Tuesday, media reports said at around 3.30 am, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the IAF dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, destroying them. The strikes, involving several fighter jets of the IAF, destroyed camps belonging to Pakistan-based terror outfits in Balakot area of the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.