Indian Air Force violates LoC: DG ISPR

According to FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal new date of his visit will be announced later

According to FO Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal new date of his visit will be announced later

The EU has asked Pakistan to take "clear and sustained" actions targeting not only all UN-listed transnational terrorist groups but also individuals claiming responsibility for attacks in the wake of the Pulwama terror strike.

A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), identified as Aman Thakur, an Army personnel and three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in an encounter in Turigam village of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Sunday.

This statement comes amid India mounting diplomatic pressure worldwide to stonewall Pakistan's efforts to "shield" terror groups breeding on its soil.

The resolution reiterated that no one should underestimate Pakistan's ability and commitment to defend its borders against any external aggression.

Earlier, Pakistan Armed Forces spokesperson, Major General Asif Ghafoor, on Twitter claimed "Indian Air Force violated the Line of Control".

However, Pakistan is reportedly denying any damage caused to life or property.

The tweet also called on India and Pakistan "to work to de-escalate the situation".

A group of Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets struck a major terrorist camp across the LoC and completely destroyed it, reported news agency ANIquoting Indian Air Force sources. "What should be the time, what should be the plan, and what should be the form, they have been authorized to take all these decisions", he added.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who faces a general election in the coming months, is under enormous pressure after blaming Pakistan for the worst attack on security forces in Kashmir in several decades, and markets reacted after Mr Modi pledged a "befitting reply". It is still unclear exactly where the strike or strikes may have occurred and whether or not the stores that fell near Balakot were part of the operation.

Balakot, a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan, is about 50 km (31 miles) from the Line of Control (LoC), which acts as a de facto border between the two countries that have fought three wars since their independence from British colonial rule in 1947.

India's water resources minister, Nitin Gadkari, said on 21 February that the Indian government would restrict flows of excess river water to Pakistan as per the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty. Online plane spotters also noticed an Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III and an An-32 Cline had flown to Jammu and Kashmir, possibly carrying reinforcements.

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