Quoting unnamed sources in the the Indian Air Force, ANI said a dozen Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets dropped 1,000 kilogram bombs on terror camps across the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries in disputed Kashmir.
Instead, it said that the Pakistani foreign minister has expressed his readiness to his European Union and German counterparts to investigate the Pulwama terror attack if India shares "actionable intelligence" and went on to rake the Kashmir issue. Indian aircrafts gone back.
The Indian information ministry on Monday accused several media houses of violating the advisory issued in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack in which over 40 Indian paramilitaries were killed.
This risks escalating India-Pakistan tensions dramatically, but the fact that Pakistan has already said the aircraft did no significant damage could lead to a de-escalation, Dr Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at MIT, focusing on nuclear proliferation and strategy, said via e-mail.
On Feb. 24, 2019, Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, head of the Pakistani Air Force, had said his service was ready to "thwart any misadventure by the enemy", referring to India.
The alleged incident took place in the Muzaffarabad sector, claimed Radio Pakistan.More news: Snow Tonight, Winter Storm Possible This Weekend
"Don't even think of looking at Pakistan with an evil eye, " Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged India on Sunday, calling on the country's leadership to show restraint, while stressing that New Delhi's "war frenzy" is placing "the entire region's peace and security at stake".
In the encounter, Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Aman Kumar Thakur and an Army jawan also lost their lives while two other Army personnel, including a Major, got injured.
The tweet also called on India and Pakistan "to work to de-escalate the situation".
Pakistani Major General Ghafoor did post pictures to Twitter showing the remains of the stores that the Indian aircraft released in the vicinity of Balakot.
The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), and prompted a spike in tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
"There have been reports of an unusual movement on Pakistan side of the frontiers in panic following Indian threat of revenge including both Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB)".