New Delhi: After the chopper carrying Pakistan-occupied Kashmir Prime Minister violated the Indian air space on September 31, the Indian Air Force scrambled its fighter to tackle the situation, MyNation has learnt.

“Air Force radars picked up a helicopter in PoK opposite Poonch sector approaching the LoC. IAF fighter aircraft was scrambled after the chopper reached close to 8 km. Radar pick up was seen upto 600 m from the LoC,” the Air Force said.

It said the fighter jet, which was scrambled, stayed 10 km from LoC.

The Air Force said the helicopter was fired at with small arms when it was visible to Indian troops in the area.

The fighter jet returned to its base after the helicopter went back into Pakistan-controlled territory.