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NOTAM withdrawn by DGCA; Flight operations will be resumed shortly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.
As per inputs, the Pakistani jets intruded 5-7 km into India's airspace before scarpering as one of them was shot down.
After India brings down Pak's F-16, Pakistan begs India to not escalate the situation. Pakistani media told to not report on its jet 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 airports have been suspended for security reasons
Latest details of Indian Air Force's Su-30s pushed back Pakistan's jets:
IAF's Su-30s — part of Combat Air Patrol — in the area were engaged to push back any intrusion.
Pakistan has shut down its airspace and stops all domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faislabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports.
The Indian Air Force on Wednesday morning shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that had been a part of an attempt by Pakistan to intrude into Indian airspace. The intruder aircraft was shot down as India retaliated to the incursion.
The Pakistan Air Force F-16 was brought down in the Lam Valley in Nowshera sector. Furthermore, as per eyewitnesses, a parachute was seen as the Pakistani fighter jet went down.
The shooting down of the F-16 was part of the Indian Air Force's successful confronting and pushing back of Pakistani jets in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday after an infiltration attempt into Indian airspace. Pakistan has closed its own airspace following India bringing down its fighter jet.
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.