Srinagar: Pakistan has made all forward operating bases of its Air Force operational, media reports said on Wednesday. The reports said that Pak measure has come after claims and counter claims of both New Delhi and Islamabad about the border actions of their troops.
Reports quoting officials of Pak Air Force said that PAF jets have been flown near to all forward operating bases exhibiting “readiness for war on short notice”.
Pertinently, Indian air Chief B.S. Dhanoa, in a personnel letter signed on march 30, had asked his 12,000 officers to be prepared for operations at “very short notice.”
Reports quoting Pakistan Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said that no situation is difficult for the PAF. “The nation should not worry about the enemy’s statements,” he said, adding “We are peace loving people but are ready to face all kinds of challenges.”
Tension is mounting between Indian and Pakistani troopers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir which is witnessing intermittent exchange of firing and shelling.