The helicopter that breached Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch today was carrying the top official of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) Raja Farooq Haider Khan, news agency Reuters has said. The Indian Army had targeted the helicopter with small firearms for entering the country’s airspace around noon.
As per Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand, the helicopter, flying very high, violated the airspace at around 12:10 pm. “Air sentries at forwarding location had engaged it with small arms,” he said.
Official sources said a white-coloured chopper crossed into this side in Gulpur sector and hovered for sometime before turning back.
According to reports in the Pakistani media, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) ‘prime minister’ Raja Farooq Haider Khan was traveling to Tarori near the LoC to condole the death of an activist of his party. Giving details of the incident, the Indian Army said the chopper was turned back after it was “engaged by air sentries”.