Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Twitter abuzz with anxious users claiming IAF activity over Pakistan

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Karachi [Pakistan], (ANI): Twitter was abuzz in Pakistan on Tuesday night with several users claiming tht fighter jets belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) were seen flying near Karachi.

"Dear @IndiainPakistan, rumors are rife about Indian Air Force incursions into Pakistan-administered Kashmir and the Sindh-Rajasthan sector. Recommend you put out a statement of clarify. Also recommend that everybody chill and enjoy the week," tweeted Waj Khan, a former reporter at NBC News.

"I definitely saw jet planes, live near airport. Whats up," said Laraib Mohib from Karachi "There were a lot of fighter jets flying around in Karachi probably," added Ayesha Zafar, also from Karachi.

However, IAF sources have denied any such activity by its fighter aircraft over Pakistan. Some social media users expressed concern over the reported activities along the India-Pakistan border. "Its not #Indianairforce jets infact it were #PakistanAirForce jets violating #Indian airspace near #Rajasthan border.#PAF jets went in2 Flag of India on reconnaissance mission and successfully came back," claimed another user.

A few also tried recollected the capture of IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman when he crossed the border. During a counter-attack to the Balakot strikes last year in February, Varthaman managed to let of a short-range R73 missile against an intruding F16, which brought it down.

During the engagement, his MiG21 crossed the Line of Control (LoC) to retain the lockin on the target and was shot down either by a surface-to-air-missile or another Pakistani jet. However, the Pakistani jets had retreated without causing any damage in India.

"Since you are (or were) too close with the Pak Army, you words can be taken as solid. Anyways, we are not worry. We have ready some more cups to tea to welcome our neighbours," tweeted Salaar Suleyman from Lahore.
"Pakistan Air force is ready for Cool Surprise," said Rafi Khan from Layyah, Punjab. (ANI)

22 terrorists, including 8 top commanders, killed in J-K in last 15 days

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New Delhi (ANI): Twenty-two terrorists, including 8 top commanders, have been killed in the last 15 days in Jammu and Kashmir by security forces, sources said.

According to sources, soon after Eid festival operations were stepped up with more vigour focussing on top terror leadership. "This has lead to terrorists being neutralised without any collateral damage," sources added.

Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) commander Adil Ahmad Wani and Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) cadre Shaheen Ahmad Thoker were killed on May 25 at Khud Hanjipora Kugam while Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Parvaiz Ahmad Padnith and JeM commander Shakir Ahmed Itoo were neutralised on May 30 at Wanpora Kulgam.

Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group commander Aaqib Ramzan Wani and Awanitpora JeM commander Mohammad Maqbool Chpan killed on June 2 at Saimoo Tral Awantipora.

According to sources, on June 3, in a major breakthrough JeM top commander Fauji Bhai, who was a resident of Pakistan, HM top commander Manzoor Ahmad Kar, JeM commander Javaid Ahmad Zargar were neutralised at Kangan Pulwama.

HM top commander Ishfaq Ahmad Itoo, JeM top commander Owais Ahmad Malik were killed on June 7 at Reban Shopian. Three HM commanders- Adil Ahmad Mir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat and Sajad Ahmad Wagay were also neutralised in the same encounter.

One June 7, HM operation commander Umer Mohiudin Dhobi, LeT top commander Rayees Ahmad Khan along with HM commanders Saqlain Ahmad Wagay and Wakeel Ahmad Naikoo were eliminated At Reban Shopian.

Apart from Fauji Bhai, all terrorists were local of Jammu Kashmir and most of them hail from disctricts of Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama.

Meanwhile, sources said in addition to the 18 above terrorists, four more terrorists were neutralised in Rajouri on May 28 from a newly infiltrated group. Three were killed along LoC in Nowshera sector and one in Kalakote who had managed to reach the area after inflitrating from across the border.

Three over ground workers (OGW) -- Muzaffer Ahmad Naik, Jan Mohd Najar and Azad Ahmad -- who worked for HM terror outfit were arrested by the Awantipora Police. According to sources, "Pakistan based agencies are engineering and indicating some retaliatory terror attacks through their proxies like TRF, LeT, JeM in the form of IED/standoff/siocode attacls om response to the heavy losses suffered by various terror outfits in last two weeks."

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh said that 88 terrorists have killed this year in around 36 operations. (ANI).

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