- Air Force denies any air space violation near Siachen
- Pak media reports said that the country's air chief flew near Siachen
- Indian Army yesterday released video of massive air assault on Pak posts
According to the Pakistan media, its Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman visited the Qadri Airbase in Skardu, where war exercises by fighter jet squadrons have been held. It was also reported in the Pakistan media that all forward operating bases of its Air Force had been made operational in response to Indian 'threats'. Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan is not far from Siachen, the world's highest battlefield in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pakistan Air Chief flew a Mirage jet himself and was quoted as having told the media, "Our response to any Indian aggression will be remembered by their coming generations." He also said the "nation should not worry about the enemy's statements".
Pakistan's aggressive moves come a day after the Indian army sent out a clear and strong message on action against Pakistani posts helping terrorists infiltrate. The army yesterday released a video of a massive air assault on a Pakistani post near the Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir on May 9. In the 22-second video, loud explosions and shots are heard and smoke is seen as the post is hit.
Pakistan denied it, with its defence spokesperson saying the "Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along the Line of Control in Naushera Sector and firing by Pakistan Army on civilians across LoC are false."
Ties between India and Pakistan have been at sub-zero levels over a series of attacks by terrorists from Pakistan, the recent mutilation of two Indian soldiers by Pakistanis and the killing of a young Kashmiri army officer.
In September, days after 18 soldiers were killed at an army camp in Kashmir's Uri by terrorists from across the border, India launched surgical strikes targeting terror launch pads across the Line of Control.