New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) is giving sleepless nights to Pakistan forces, as its army spokesperson alleged that not only Indian aircraft entered Pakistan airspace but also released the payload.

Pakistan army spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor on Twitter wrote, “Indian aircrafts (sic) intruded from Muzafarabad sector. Facing timely and effective response from Pakistan Air Force released payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot (sic). No casualties or damage.”

Earlier in a tweet, Ghafoor claimed, "Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back (sic). Details to follow."


However, there is no response from the Indian Air Force yet. As per the reports, Indian aircraft intruded into Pakistan from the Muzaffarabad sector and has caused heavy damages.

It is pertinent to mention here that on Monday the Pakistan army violated ceasefire at Line of Control and targeted forward posts and civilian areas along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, violating the ceasefire in this region for six days during the last week.

A defence spokesman said Indian troops retaliated muscularly.

Pakistan's claim came amid heightened tension between India and Pakistan after the February 14 attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad that killed at least 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.

Multiple Mirage 2000s struck Jaish camps in Balakot, which is also believed to be breeding ground and training camps of terror outfits. Sources claim that IAF has completely destroyed terror camps by dropping laser-guided bombs (LGBs).

Defence expert Nitin Gokhale on Twitter said that there is strong buzz that IAF conducted two-pronged Kinetic action in air and ground.

Ministry of Defence may soon brief media about the Pakistan army’s claim of air strike.