Pakistan Mirage jets fly over Siachen Glacier, IAF says no airspace violation

By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 24 May 2017 02:21 PM
New Delhi: A day after the Indian Army informed about 'punitive fire assaults' on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) fighter jets Mirage flew close to the Siachen glacier.

According to Pak media reports, all of its forward operating bases have been made fully operational.


Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman had paid a visit along with force’s top officials to the forward airbase in Skardu on Wednesday.

According to PAF, Aman met the pilots and technical staff of the fighting force. A fighter squadron carried out higher and lower altitude flights.

Air Chief Sohail Aman himself flew a Mirage jet.





“Mirage jets of PAF are part of exercises since the forward base was made operational,” said a report in Samaa TV.

'NO AIR SPACE VIOLATION'

However, Sources in the Indian Air Force have denied any air space violation over Siachen but say the jets did fly close to it (Siachen). "If Pakistani jets would have flown over Siachen then they would have been given befitting reply under standard operating procedures."

The Siachen glacier is the highest battleground on the earth. It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayan mountains where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends

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