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Four lives lost in an aircraft crash amid border tension between India-Pak

Contrary to Pak's claim, Indian senior defence officials revealed that the aircraft was crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10:05 am, after developing technical snag. It broke into two and caught fire immediately, senior officials said, adding that two bodies were seen near the site of crash. The identity of the deceased could not be confirmed immediately. 

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 27 Feb 2019 8:16 AM GMT

Four lives lost in an aircraft crash amid border tension between India-Pak
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Four lives lost in an aircraft crash amid boarder tension between India-Pak
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Srinagar: All four persons on board were killed, on Wednesday, after an Indian military chopper, MI-17 was crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Pakistan military, however, claimed for hours that it had struck down two Indian fighter-jet after they “violated Pakistani airspace”, one of which fell in Budgam,while, the other plane was alleged to have crashed in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The pilot was said to have been arrested "alive" by Pak army, tweeted Major General Asif Ghafoor, the head of the media wing of Pakistan’s military.

Contrary to Pak's claim, Indian senior defence officials revealed that the aircraft was crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10:05 am, after developing technical snag. It broke into two and caught fire immediately, senior officials said, adding that two bodies were seen near the site of crash. The identity of the deceased could not be confirmed immediately.

Pakistani fighter-jet F-16, meanwhile, violated the Indian airspace and was shot down by Indian Air Force, as it came 3-kms near the border areas of Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. The pilot was seen landing with a parachute in Pakistan side.

The authorities, although, refuted Pak's claims stating the plane crash is a separate incident and has nothing to do with the Pakistani jets entering Indian airspace.

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