Surgical strike 2 – impact is carrying on. India claims to have shot down Pakistani F-16 Fighter jet. Pakistan military claims to have arrested Indian Pilot after shooting down 2 IAF aircraft.
Pakistan troops shell URI – Surgical strike 2 :
Pakistani troops on 27th February, after the surgical strike 2 from Indian side, intensely shelled Indian posts in Uri Sector of Jammu and Kashmir according to officials. The shelling comes a day after the IAF carried out air strikes on Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps inside Pakistan.
Pakistani Army fired mortar shells towards Indian posts in the early hours on 27th February according to police officials There were no reports of any casualties so far.
The official said the Indian Army retaliated to the Pakistani action in an equal measure. The exchange of fire across the LoC in Uri sector continued for some time.
Surgical strike 2 – China’s reaction :
Reacting to India’s airstrikes, China called for restraint between India and Pakistan following India’s airstrikes against terrorist targets in Pakistan. China urged Indian government to carry out its fight against terrorism through international cooperation.
Asked for China’s response to India’s airstrikes on terrorist camps in Pakistan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told media that “we have taken note of relevant reports.”
“I want to say that India and Pakistan are both important countries in South Asia. A sound relationship and cooperation between the two serves the interests of both the countries and peace and stability in South Asia,” he said.
Pakistan air space violation after surgical strike 2:
On 27th February after India’s surgical strike 2, Pakistani jets violated Indian air space. They entered border areas of Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district according to reports. But they were pushed back by Indian aircraft.
“The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” the officials said. They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.
Flights suspended after surgical strike 2:
All civilian flight activity at Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab airports suspended until further notice.
International flights in Indian and Pakistani airspace have also been hit. Some flights returning to origin, while others appear to be seeking alternate routing, shows an air tracker.
Airports closed :
The government has shut down the Srinagar, Jammu, Leh and Pathankot airports for civilian flights. All civilian air traffic towards Srinagar has been suspended.
The other airports which are closed are Amritsar, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali, Pithoragarh.
The move to close the airports comes amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after Surgical Strike 2 on terror bases in Pakistan.
In Srinagar, an official of the Airports Authority of India told PTD, “The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency”.
PAF jet down- surgical strike 2 results :
PAF fighters dropped bombs at Nadian, Laam Jhangar, Kerri in Rajouri district and Hamirpur area of Bhimber Galli in Poonch, around 10.00 am today. “Indian jets can still be seen flying in the area. Local residents say one Pakistani jet was seen in flames across Line of Control, headed towards Laam valley,” say police sources in Rajouri.
According to Pakistani media, Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport has temporarily been closed for commercial flights. The airport will instead be used for military purposes, Karachi-based Dawn news organisation said quoting officials. It further stated that a red alert has been issued.