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Pakistani military helicopter comes within 300 metres of LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector; no firing reported

New Delhi: A Pakistani military helicopter on Wednesday came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

Representational image. Getty images

Representational image. Getty images

There was no firing or hostile action by any side during the incident which occurred between 9.45 am and 10 am, they said

According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 kilometer of it.

The helicopter later went back, the sources said, adding although it was not a violation of airspace, but it was a breach of an understanding between the two sides.

The sources indicated that the matter will be taken up with the Pakistani side.


Updated Date: Feb 21, 2018 17:50 PM

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