IAF carries out exercise along Pak border to thwart airspace violation


New Delhi: In a bid to thwart the possible violation of airspace by Pak, the Indian Air Force carried out fighter aircraft exercise last night over Punjab and Jammu.

Sources said here a number of Indian Air Force (IAF) jets, including frontline aircraft, flew at supersonic speeds in the border districts including Amritsar in Punjab.

Defence sources said the motive behind carrying out the combat drill was to remain prepared for thwarting any misadventure by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

The IAF has been on a high alert ever since it carried out air strikes on a JeM teror camp in Balakot town of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa province on February 26.

Defence sources said the IAF has an edge over its adversary in the aerial combat operation as its vintage MiG-21 fighter flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman shot down a modern F-16 fighter plane.


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