Pak helicopters fly close to LoC

At least three Pakistan army helicopters on Wednesday flew very close near Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu province.
Sources said 2 to 3 Pakistani army helicopters flew very close and low on the LoC in Khari Karmara area of Poonch district this morning.
They said one of them had crossed the boundary and violated the air space.
Sources said Pakistan army helicopter fly 300 meters inside the LoC in Poonch for 15 minutes and then went back.
Army ruled out any airspace violation by Pakistani helicopters.
It maintained that helicopters were spotted very close to LoC but didn’t cross the boundary.
According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 km of it.
Defence sources said it was not a violation of airspace, but it was a breach of an understanding between the two sides.
They indicated that the matter would be taken up with the Pakistani side.
The incident took place three days after army claimed to have foiled a BAT attack by Pakistan army and militants along LoC in Khari Karmara area of Poonch district by killing a militant. Four army men were also injured in the gunfight.
There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops along the LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in first two months this year. At least 21 people including 12 security men have been killed and over 75 others, mostly civilians, injured in the cross border firing and shelling.