The Government sources on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan airforce had attempted to carry out aerial attack on Indian military settlements, but failed due to swift action from Indian Airforce. In hurry, the Pakistani jets while absconding dropped a few bombs here and there which did not cause any major losses apart from damaging a tree.
Pakistan fighter jets entered Indian territory along the Line of Control on February 27 and fired a payload of 1000 kgs of H-4 bombs from ranges of around 50 kilometres inside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir using more than 20 aircraft, led by American F-16s with support from French Mirage-III jets and Chinese JF-17 fighter planes, government sources told news agency ANI.
The source added, “The H-4s are not very accurate and missed their targets. In one of the attacks on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir, the building was protected by a tall and thick tree which suffered extensive damage but deflected the Pakistani bomb,”
The report stated that the senior officers were reportedly present inside the campus when the attacks occurred. The bombs fell in Poonch and the adjoining sectors, ANI reported.
Indian Air Force fighter jets had on February 26 carried out successful operations and annihilated training camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot that falls in the Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, along with Muzaffarabad and Chakothi in PoK. The terror group is responsible for the dastardly terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14 where 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
The attack was carried out by 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets, ably aided by Indian Sukhoi jets that provided cover throughout the operation, around 3:30 am. The payload dropped by the Indian Air Force weighed as much as 1000 kilogrammes.
The very next morning, Pakistan Air Force jets entered Indian airspace from Nowshera sector but were immediately sent back by IAF jets on February 27.