A first and exclusive picture of a Pakistan Army chopper has been accessed by Republic TV. In the picture, one can clearly see the Pakistan chopper and sources confirm that it was spotted near the Line of Control (LoC).
Seen as either a dire provocation or "inadvertent error" by Pakistan, the Pakistan Army chopper was spotted near Poonch and just 300m from the LoC.
As per agreed norms, rotary-winged aircraft aren't supposed to come within 1km of the LoC and therefore, the multiple incidents by Pakistan this morning is being seen as a serious violation that the Indian Army has taken note of.
Army sources have also told Republic TV that the Pak chopper came awfully close to the Line of Control (LoC) and then retreated. Sources have also confirmed that there was no firing or hostile action during the incident from either side.
The Pakistani chopper was a Mi-17 helicopter of the Pak Army and sources have confirmed that it was one of three helicopters that violated agreed airspace norms as decided by India and Pakistan.
The incident is believed to have occurred twice within a span of a few hours. The first incident of violation of Indian airspace occurred between 9:50 and 10:00 am and the second incident occurred around 1:30 pm on Wednesday.
The Pakistani Army and Pakistani terrorists have indulged in a string of provocations along the border in which there seems to be a close coordination between army and terror groups to facilitate infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir.