Pakistani jets went supersonic while flying across PoK's Poonch, almost 10km from the LoC, ANI reported on Wednesday. The movement was caught on Indian radars, and the defence systems are all on high alert, the news agency reported, quoting government sources. THE WEEK could not independently verify the claims.
Indian air defence radars detected two Pakistani Air Force jets go supersonic 10KM from LoC (within their territory) in the Poonch sector, loud bangs heard last night in the area were due to sonic booms. All Indian air defences and radar systems are on high alert pic.twitter.com/PHmKAuPtvc— ANI (@ANI) March 13, 2019
Tensions escalated between the two nuclear-armed neighbours after a suicide attack in Jammu and Kashmir resulted in the death of more than 40 CRPF soldiers. The IAF, using its Mirage 2000 fighter jets, carried out a retaliatory strike on a major training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) days after. This resulted in a tense stand-off and aerial engagement between the two nations.