Mirage Fighter jets from India have crossed the "Line of Control (LoC)" and entered Pakistan, launching a devastating air strike against what India calls a Terror camp run by the "Jaish-e-Mohammad" Terrorist group.
The Pakistan Air Force scrambled fighter jets from several locations in that country as Indian Air Force Jet(s) crossed the "Line of Control" and entered Pakistan.
According to Major General Asif Ghafoor of the Pakistan military, Indian fighter jets ". . . intruded from Muzafarabad sector . . ." and were intercepted near Balakot, Pakistan. See map below:
The general went on to say there was a fast response by Pakistani Air Forces causing India Jets to "release payload in haste while escaping which fell near Balakot. No casualties or damage."
THIS INFORMATION IS DISPUTED.
According to news media, twenty (20) Indian Air Force (IAF) Mirage jets not only crossed into Pakistan, they dropped "numerous 2,000 pound bombs on the terror camp, destroying it completely, and killing everyone in it."
This is the first time since 1971 the Indian fighter jets have crossed the Line of Control and entered Pakistan. This means India has broken a treaty they signed.
This is a stunning escalation in hostilities between India and Pakistan after a terror group from Pakistan bombed inside India, killing 40 Police Officers on February 15.
The is a developing story . . . check back for updates.
UPDATE 10:42 PM EST --
A major skirmish is underway between India and Pakistan right now near the LOC. Artillery, motar, light weapon bombardment occurring.
10:45 PM EST -- Sources in the government of India tell us "200-300 casualties" and also claim "JeM’s biggest terror camp destroyed."
IAF on high alert.
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UPDATE 11:13 PM EST --
This is the first use of conventional air power by one nuclear-armed power against another nuclear power’s territory, AFAIK.
UPDATE 11:16 PM EST --
Pakistan Air Force Ilyushin IL-78MP # R11-003 [ NATO - "Midas" ] aerial refueling tanker up. Intel Circuits are surging with info that Pakistan intends to attack India very quickly, and they expect their fighter jets/Bombers to need aerial refueling ! ! ! !
UPDATE 11:21 PM EST --
India now launching aerial refueling tankers. Indian No 78 squadron Tanker back up now.
11:23 PM EST -- Indian Army and Air Force has gone on its maximum alert along the LoC with Pakistan.
11:25 PM EST - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has summoned an emergency meeting to review the situation after Indian air force intruded Pakistan airspace.
CORRECTION: Only 12 India Mirage Jet Fighters were used. They were accompanied by armed DRONES. Indian air operation over Pakistan lasted 20 minutes and the 12 warplanes took off from 5 different locations in India.
UPDATE 11:35 PM EST --
At least 3 locations have been reportedly hit deep into Pakistani territory: they are Balakot, Chakothi and Muzaffarabad terrorist camps. They were completely destroyed. Map below:
UPDATE 11:45 PM EST --
"Numerous" India military transport planes are going airborne right now - sources say they are moving "large numbers of troops" to the border with Pakistan.
UPDATE 12:11 AM EST (TUESDAY, 26 FEB.) --
Ceasefire violations reported at the Line of Control between Pakistan and India. All of this is occurring post IAF airstrikes in Pakistan.
UPDATE 12:20 AM EST --
Pakistani F-16’s were scrambled to retaliate against IAF Mirage 2000s but turned back due to size of the Indian formation.
UPDATE 12:25 AM EST --
A Pakistan military drone has been hot down along the Kutch Border
UPDATE 12:41 AM EST --
Intelligence Sources are confirming that the Prime Minister of Pakistan - as recently as July, 2018, was reported (by his wife) to have been using SIX GRAMS OF COCAINE PER NIGHT. This is the man who will decide whether Pakistan retaliates against India for tonight's terror camp bombings . . . and is also the man who has authority to launch Pakistan Nuclear Bombs.
A news story about the man's cocaine use was published in July, 2018 -- HERE.
ACCORDING TO U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SOURCES SPOKEN WITH DIRECTLY TONIGHT, THIS COMPONENT OF A KEY PLAYER MAKES THE PRESENT SITUATION "THE MOST DANGEROUS SITUATION IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW." THE INTEL SOURCE ALSO STATED "THERE IS NO WAY OF KNOWING IF HE IS COKED-UP . . . OR WILL GET COKED-UP AND ISSUE A LAUNCH ORDER. THIS IS THE MOST DANGEROUS MOMENT IN HUMAN HISTORY. RIGHT NOW. . ."
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UPDATE 1:33 AM EST --
Pakistani Foreign Minister in response to India airstrikes on Pakistan: “It is violation of ceasefire, we will give a befitting reply”
1:48 AM EST -- Ceasefire violation by Pak forces at International Border in KanaChak Samba, BSF retaliated, as per sources one Pakistan ranger killed in retaliation firing.
UPDATE 2:00 AM EST --
Pakistan vows retaliation against India for airstrikes.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi has said that India has committed “aggression” by violating the LoC & Islamabad has the "right to respond"
UPDATE 2:30 AM EST --
Karachi Stock Market PLUNGES to lower than 600 points.
UPDATE 3:20 AM EST --
Foreign diplomats from the USA, UK, Russia, Australia,Indonesia,Turkey and six Asean nations being briefed by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale on Indian air strike across LOC in Balakot
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7:20 AM EST - Reports of fresh clashes between Indian and Pakistani armies in Nowshera and Akhnoor sector along LoC.
7:22 AM EST -- Now reports of heavy clashes between Indian and Pakistani armies spreading to other sectors along LoC. Latest areas facing heavy clashes: Bhimber and Chamb.
8:45 AM EST -- Areas affected by clashes between Indian and Pakistani armies: Barnana, Chamb, Kotli, Mandhol, Sehensa, Nakyal, Khoiratta, Nowshera, Rajouri, and multiple others.
Now non-stop Indian and Pakistani heavy shelling along LoC at multiple locations.
Heavy Pakistani shelling now hitting Akhnoor, Nowshera, Krishna Ghati sectors moments ago. #LoC
10:00 AM EST --
Pakistani military spox: "As you all know, Pakistani government has called a meeting of National Command Authority tomorrow. I hope you know what that means."
10:30 AM EST -- Locals living on both sides of LoC still reporting Indian and Pakistani air activity.
CITIZEN VIDEO FROM KOTLI (LoC) - India and Pakistan firing Heavy Artillery at each other:
BATTLE ASSESSMENT AS OF 11:00 AM EST --
Pakistan Army shelled 55 Forward Areas in India's Kashmir in retaliation for the Indian air strikes. Indian artillery responded & artillery duels are ongoing.
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Afghanistan is deploying units of its 203rd 'Tandar' (Thunder) Corps to the Pakistani border. Unclear as to intent.
12:00 Noon EST --
Heavy fighter jet presence above the skies of Srinagar (India) right now.
Numerous Roaring jets flying over the sky in Srinagar.
his is crazy, heavy air movement in Srinagar, in formations
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Indian Air Force wing commander Arvind Sinha has committed suicide. He shot himself in the head with a "Double-Barreled Weapon" inside his official residence in Allahabad, northern India. COVERT INTELLIGENCE REPORTS INDICATE PRECISELY WHY HE DID THIS . . .
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