Indian spy planes violate Pakistan airspace

Published: August 21, 2013
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The incident took place in the Nakyal sector near the line of control with India.

The incident took place in the Nakyal sector near the line of control with India.

KOTLI: Indian spy planes allegedly violated Pakistani airspace in the Nakyal sector in Kotli, Azad Kashmir on Wednesday, Express News reported.

The Indian planes continued to fly inside Pakistani air space for several minutes until planes from Pakistan took to the air, leading to a retreat of the Indian planes.

The incident comes amidst a spate of recent cross-border skirmishes between the two nuclear-armed neighbours who have fought three wars since independence from the British rule in 1947, two over the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.

Previously, two Indian fighter planes had entered Pakistan’s airspace near Head Sulemanki border on June 11.

The two sides agreed to a ceasefire along the LoC in November 2003, but skirmishes have flared across the heavily-militarised Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border in Kashmir, in recent weeks, with both sides blaming each other for having violated the agreement.

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  • gp65
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:19PM

    A masuana sawaal – I thought ‘Azad Kashmir’ was Azad and not part of India or Pakistan and has its own PM> How then does an incursion on Azad Kashmir constitute an incursion on Pakistani airspace?Recommend

  • Babloo
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:20PM

    shame on our airforce

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  • It Is (still) Economy Stupid
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:21PM

    I hope it is not one of those UFO.

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  • A J Khan
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:22PM

    Internal Enemies are hand in glove with Indians. talibans and Militants in Balochistan are coordinating attacks against Pakistan

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  • Kishan Rathore
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:23PM

    Bring them down. No need to waste time and energy on flying planes. They are asking for it.

    These idiots think we are Nepal or Sri Lanka.

    We broke a piece from you and we can break the whole of you.

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  • Peace
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:25PM

    Teach them a lesson: Shoot them down from Eastern Bullies.

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  • Rabbani
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:27PM

    planes from Pakistan took to the air, leading to a retreat of the Indian planes.

    So, the Indian pilots were cowards. Pakistan should install SAMs along the border with India. Next time, they dare violate Pakistani airspace even for a sec, shoot ’em down!

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  • LUMS
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:32PM

    Shot them down next time! Period!

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  • Babloo
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:41PM

    India considers so called ‘Azaad’ kashmir as an area where it can move in , land and sky, with ‘azaadi’

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  • Green!
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:55PM

    They fled off as soon as Pakistani jets got into air. Hope they have managed to catch their breath by now after flying back into their holes.

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  • Asif Butt
    Aug 21, 2013 - 10:59PM

    And these are the very first drum beats inviting war….

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  • Dajjal
    Aug 21, 2013 - 11:18PM

    Sometimes i think it would be really nice if Pakistan had an Air Force…

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  • Vishnu Dutta
    Aug 21, 2013 - 11:21PM

    Manned or unmanned?

    Wonder why kind of plane was it.

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  • yash
    Aug 21, 2013 - 11:24PM

    @Babloo:
    in your dreams

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  • Bware Pk!
    Aug 21, 2013 - 11:34PM

    I think they are retaliating for China. Who is camped 80km inside their border for months now. Just to prove their power. But its misplaced tit-for-tat.

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  • Asif Butt
    Aug 21, 2013 - 11:38PM

    @Kishan Rathore:

    Yeah whatever …

    Coming from a nation which calls all of Kashmir its atoot ang but still courage-less and incapable to get it.

    Biggest flop military power of the world, that is what you are in reality.

    I am not saying this , the 65 years of your failed efforts have proved it…

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  • B
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:00AM

    @Rabbani:
    No the Indian pilots are not cowards. They are just testing if everyone is sleeping in Pakistan

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  • Gratgy
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:12AM

    @Rabbani
    So, the Indian pilots were cowards.

    How do you come up with such gems of wisdom? You sir have a gift.

    Next time the spy planes will be ‘brave’ and shoot down pakistani jets with their spy cameras lol!

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  • Gratgy
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:15AM

    @Asif Butt
    Coming from a nation which calls all of Kashmir its atoot ang but still courage-less and incapable to get it.
    Biggest flop military power of the world, that is what you are in reality.
    I am not saying this , the 65 years of your failed efforts have proved it…

    Are you referring to Pakistan which has attacked India 4 times and lost half of its country in the process?

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  • Butt
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:16AM

    Shoot down the drones and IAF next time!
    Shoot down the drones and IAF next time!
    Shoot down the drones and IAF next time!
    Shoot down the drones and IAF next time!

    But when is the ‘next time” going to happen?

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  • ivehadit
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:26AM

    Elections are coming up in India. The best way to win is to raise the temperature on Pakistan.

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  • Alann
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:00AM

    @Asif Butt
    You were commenting to a fellow anti-Indian Pakistani lol.
    Anyway, if you didn’t knew – the only areas over which both countries really fight today are the ones under occupation of Pakistan. What India owns is not even in consideration today. Only G-B and Northern Areas are the disputed territories today between the two countries. India claims whole of J&K as its own, including the parts administered by Pakistan.
    Whereas Pakistan used to claim whole of J&K as theirs till like a decade ago. But when Pakistan’s officials realised trying to annex Kashmir into Pakistan is a ‘gone’ case, they changed their stance. As of today, Pakistan says Kashmiris should be given the chance to decide on their own; It says “Pakistan supports the right of Kashmiris to have their own independent nation”.
    I don’t know how good you read newspapers or how many “news” are even shown by Pakistani media without some ‘editing’, but it is apparent most Pakistani youth don’t really know what their governments and military rulers are upto.

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  • Pradhan
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:12AM

    @Asif Butt:

    We don’t desire things which is not our. If we were then Bangladesh would have been part of India. That is Common sense.Recommend

  • 3rdRockFromTheSun
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:23AM

    This couldn’t have been a SPY plane – spy planes ALWAYS operate alone!

    Possibly an inadvertant entry to Pak airspace, give that the area is very hilly and the border not always along straight lines. Very easy for a plane flying at 500 kph to cross without meaning to.

    Or also, Indians trying to provoke a Pak response to snoop on Pak capabilities – they weren’t looking for a fight, they returned when challenged. The planes that entered Pak airspace would have been fighters, the real SPY planes would have been flying closeby within Indian airspace to eavesdropp on Pak communications, radars etc.

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  • Brookside
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:32AM

    @Green!:
    They were spy planes not fighter planes. They took photos of training camps, did their job and were gone.

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  • neil
    Aug 22, 2013 - 1:42AM

    @asif not sure if u r mentally stable but 65 was initiated by pak army just a simple google search will suffice lol or youtube ashgar khan (ur ex air chiefs interview) and what abt 71 ? 93000 soldiers surrender ? geez get some help friend ; )

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  • Dr Dang
    Aug 22, 2013 - 2:31AM

    I have a feeling something not so peaceful will happen between India & Pak, militarily.
    Sad.

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  • Asif Butt
    Aug 22, 2013 - 2:31AM

    @Gratgy:
    Oh no Sir !

    Now dont you act so dumb.

    You know EXACTLY WHOM I am referring to.

    Couldnt think of a better reply now cud you ?

    Dont worry , our Pakistani sites are full of your fellow Indians.

    I am sure someone will reply on your behalf .

    Meanwhile you try to swallow all this. Cowards !

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  • Desi
    Aug 22, 2013 - 4:47AM

    @Rabbani:
    @LUMS:
    “Shot them down next time! Period!”….. u have to be awake and not caught napping everytime to shoot down any planes intruding your territory. So what stopped you from shooting it this time ? Don’t tell me you guys were guessing whether its a bird , UFO, superman…..oh wait its Indian Planes damn it!!

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  • SHB
    Aug 22, 2013 - 5:07AM

    @gp65:
    This is just a technical question? It does not change the violation by Indian Air Force .

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  • SHB
    Aug 22, 2013 - 5:09AM

    @Kishan Rathore:
    Who is stopping you. If you have the guts, do it.

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  • SHB
    Aug 22, 2013 - 5:11AM

    @B:
    You are right.

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  • Usman
    Aug 22, 2013 - 5:14AM

    Indian Planes are only good at retreating, so they’re practising it for when they’ll retreat in war-time.

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  • Asif Butt
    Aug 22, 2013 - 5:58AM

    @neil:
    Well if you were mentally stable enuf in the first place then you wud have realized what i meant by 65.

    Go see some shrink , i’ll pay for your sake…

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  • Allaisa
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:09AM

    Pakistani backside is regularly violated by the USA and now India is violating the frontside. Way to go India.

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  • SHB
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:12AM

    @Usman:
    Please do not under estimate the enemy. One has to be very careful both in judgement and action.
    Both Indian army and Air Force must be considered good and capable force unless proven other wise.
    I have served in Pakistan army . I will not down grade them by just becoming emotional on this kind of incidence.
    Keep your eyes and ears open and be careful what you say or do.
    Pakistan can take preventive steps so this kind of violations does not happen in future. If it happens, there must be cost to it. Let the army and Air Force decide what that appropriate response should be.
    Thanks for reading my comment.

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  • Gujesh
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:46AM

    @Kishan Rathore:

    Worry about your brothers in Pakistan first.

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  • Anti Dajjal
    Aug 22, 2013 - 12:35PM

    @Dajjal:
    Are u completely insane???

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  • Stranger
    Aug 22, 2013 - 3:52PM

    Please – I think some third party is out to create confusion and disturbance. Both Ind and Pak are matured countries and will never bomb without reason . both should talk it out .

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  • Alann
    Aug 22, 2013 - 7:56PM

    @Allaisa:
    Well, China regularly violates our ” backside.” And Pakistan violates our “front side” more than we violate their “front side.”

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  • Bilal
    Aug 22, 2013 - 8:07PM

    @gp65
    Like when militants do any activity in JAmmu & Indian Kashmir why they blame on Pakistan making unrest. Same
    Also you can take it as Azad Kashmir has defence agreement with Pakistan,now Pak army has to defend it.

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  • JSM
    Aug 23, 2013 - 12:55PM

    Today, all the jobs being done by spay planes are being done more safely and securely by satellites. Why should Indians be sending spy planes over Pakistan? Are they teasing Pakistan armed forces or testing their response capabilities?

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  • nrmr44
    Aug 23, 2013 - 5:19PM

    @SHB:
    My compliments to you. Glad to see someone with sense.
    Most of the fire-breathing (and foul-mouthed) heroes in these columns do their stuff from their homes, not on any real battlefield.
    I’ve never met any Indian officer who belittled the Pakistani forces. Whatever the other shortcomings of Pakistani regulars, lack of willingness to stand and fight is not one of them, by all reliable accounts
    Its very different, of course, if the most strenuous battle one fights is in ET’s columns.
    Cheers!

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  • Aug 23, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @gp65:
    @SHB:
    For gp65: When East Germany was under the communist yoke, its official name was the ‘German Democratic Republic’. It was as democratic as ‘Azad’ Kashmir is free.

    For SHB: If ‘Azad’ Kashmir is free then it is not part of Pakistan. Then how did India violate Pakistani airspace?

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  • parth
    Sep 1, 2013 - 11:57PM

    These Violations are More Oftenly Seen b/w Any nations Under Regular Tensions. Are Experimental To Check Latest Modernisations implemented And Recon Viz Radar Frequencies, reaction Timings Etc Anyways As Some Of My Friends says “shoot ” with Due Respect To Their Emotions But No Country can Directly Indulge In Such Practice Or It Will Result Into A Full Scale War .

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  • parth
    Sep 2, 2013 - 12:02AM

    Also retreating doesnt mean that pilots are coward its just they are not ordered to. In These Care They Were Unarmed Recon Drones. In Case Of Jets Everyone Knows The incident Of Mig 25 foxbats In Pakistan Of Iaf. Su 30 mki msg To pak Airforce Base….

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