Pakistan's attempt were foiled successfully this morning, the IAF responded and one Pak aircraft was shot down. Pakistan used Air Force to target military assets. One IAF pilot is missing in action, Pakistan claims he is in their custody. We are ascertaining the facts: Raveesh Kumar, MEA spokesperson
Operations at all nine airports, which were shut for civilian traffic, have resumed as of now: DGCA
NOTAM withdrawn by DGCA; Flight operations will be resumed shortly
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to address media at 3:15 pm.
After India brings down Pak's F-16, Pakistan begs India to not escalate the situation. Pak media told to not report on the F-16 being shot down:
Home Minister Rajnath Singh briefed on the situation at the LoC - Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman to meet with tri-services chiefs, as per reports
Major Gaurav Arya with the latest updates as India shoots down Pakistan's F-16:
Following the Pakistan F-16 being shot down, the National Security Advisor (NSA) and other top officials are briefing the Prime Minister
Flight operations in Chandigarh, Amritsar, Srinagar, Jammu, Pathankot and Leh have been suspended for security reasons
IAF's Su-30s — part of Combat Air Patrol — in the area were engaged to push back any intrusion.
Latest details of Indian Air Force's Su-30s pushed back Pakistan's jets:
Pakistan immediately stops its domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faislabad, Sialkot and Islamabad Airports.
After IAF successfully shoots down Pakistani F-16 which tried to enter Indian Air Space, Pakistan shuts its airspace.
IAF Su-30s — part of Combat Air Patrol — in the area was engaged to push back any intrusion.
The Indian Air Force has shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that had violated Indian airspace in Lam Valley, Nowshera sector. A parachute was seen after as the intruder plane was going down. The condition of the pilot is currently unknown.
Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar and Pathankot have been shut down due to high alert. Airspace in these regions have been suspended due to security reasons.
Pakistan's attempt to infiltrate Indian airspace comes a day after they had initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation on four occasions near the border.
The Indian Air Force successfully confronted Pakistani jets in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after an infiltration attempt into Indian airspace.
The incursion attempt by Pakistan was repulsed by the Indian Air Force after Pak jets had infiltrated into Indian airspace Lam and KG sectors in Jammu and Kashmir.
The incursion comes a day after the Indian Air Force had successfully eliminated terror training camps in Pakistan and PoK which were functioning with full impunity. The very fact that Pakistan tried to use official assets to come into Indian air space, just a day later, is only a further corroboration of the narrative that they fully support those in the JeM, the LeT and the Hizbul Mujahideen camps eliminated by India.