In a shocking incident reported, an Indian Air Force Fighter jet crashed in Budgam district in Central Kashmir on Wednesday morning.
As per the early reports, both pilot and co-pilot are feared dead in the mishap that happened in an open field near Garend Kalaan village at 10.05 AM. If the eye-witnesses are to be believed, a civilian has also been killed.
The plane reportedly crashed due to a technical glitch. However, an official confirmation from the IAF and Ministry of Defence is yet awaited.
Police has rushed to the spot. Meanwhile, India for the time being, has puts multi commercial airlines on hold.
Meanwhile, the airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot have been put on high alert. The airspace has been suspended due to security reason and the commercial flights have been put on hold.
The incident comes a day after 12 Mirage 2000 aircraft of the Indian Air Force struck Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest terror camp at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. In retaliation, Pakistani jets violated the Indian airspace as they entered border areas of Nowshera sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.
This is a breaking news story. More details are awaited.