IAF pushes back Pak jets, Pak to boycott OIC

A day after surgical strike 2.0, Indian aircraft have pushed back Pakistani jets, when they violated Indian air space and entered border areas in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Nowshern sectors.

News reports suggest that Pakistani jets dropped bombs near security establishments. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The Indian Air Force jets have been deployed on “see and shoot” operations.

Meanwhile, the airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot have been closed and put on high alert. The airspace has been suspended due to security reason and all commercial and civilian flights have been put on hold.

The area has been on high alert since Tuesday amid anticipation of retaliation by Pakistan after the IAF crossed the Line of Control and demolished Jaish terror camps.

Meanwhile, Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he had decided to boycott the OIC since his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj will be in attendance at the event. “I have spoken to the United Arab Emirates foreign minister and have expressed my reservations over her invitation. I have made myself clear that India has shown aggression,” he said.

The OIC is a grouping of 57 countries, most of whom are Muslim majority. It has usually been supportive of Pakistan and, often sided with Islamabad on the Kashmir issue.

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