INDIA JUST CROSSED THE LOC… WTF
Indian warplanes officially crossed into the Line Of Control on the Pakistan patrolled side of Kashmir, this morning.
Indian aircrafts’ intrusion across LOC in Muzafarabad Sector within AJ&K was 3-4 miles.Under forced hasty withdrawal aircrafts released payload which had free fall in open area. No infrastructure got hit, no casualties. Technical details and other important information to follow.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 26, 2019
The jet’s violations were revealed by the Inter-Services- Public Relations (ISPR) on Twitter not long after the entry had taken place.
Indian Air Force violated Line of Control. Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled. Indian aircrafts gone back. Details to follow.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 25, 2019
As the Indian jets left, they allegedly dropped a ‘payload’ in the Muzaffarabad sector in Kashmir, three to four miles into our LOC.
No casualties had been reported and details have yet to be revealed and according to reports from India, the ‘quantum of the damage has not been ascertained.’
Due to animosity between Pakistan and India in the last week or so following the Pulwama Attack, this kind of notion can easily be cause for Pakistan to make a move or officially become mobile in its retaliation, promised by Imran Khan. The last attack intentionally hit across the border was in 1971.
However, since the news has been broken, it seems as though Pakistanis have really no clue as to what is actually happening, and are terrified.
I live near #Chaklala woke up to the sound of jets taking off. Allah Pak khair kare. #PakistanZindabad #PakistanArmy https://t.co/nk7PsTblOG
— Bilal Akhtar (@Thedronelife86) February 26, 2019
Though our DG ISPR was clear in reporting the events that took place in the North, it has been quite riveting and confusing for Pakistanis when he announced that the planes had entered into Balakot instead of Bala Kote, Kashmir where they actually landed.
So incompetent that man doesn't know the difference b/w Balakot and Bala kote. His tweet caused confusion and gave Indian media a free hit.
His paid trolls are blaming the media for his incompetency. https://t.co/YiqGkGqeVb
— Jamaluddin Kakar. (@iKakar_) February 26, 2019
Even if #AirStrike in #Balakot across line of control in POK and not namesake in KPK (details awaited on this) a huge huge ops and a huge statement by India. First use of air power by India across line of control since 1971. @IAF_MCC congratulations and God bless. #PulwamaAttack
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) February 26, 2019
Apart from that mishap, it seems that both sides of the media have been telling different stories.
While no reports of casualties have been revealed to Pakistanis, it seems that in India, the deaths of 200-300 Pakistanis are being reported on national news.
Can’t decide whether this is misreporting on our end or over exaggeration on theirs https://t.co/y3VJNk9mLa
— h (@HaadeaP) February 26, 2019
#BREAKING : International Security Analysts say #SurgicalStrike2 would have been a Mass casualty event.. Nearly 200 to 300 Terrorists killed..#IAF jets going into deep inside #Pakistan is a big deal..
No Nuclear Power Country's sovereignty is violated in a brazen manner..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) February 26, 2019
While, we, Pakistanis. are claiming that the only thing destroyed were trees.
As an aviation enthusiast I must say the Mirage 2000 is a beautiful machine. But to use it against innocent trees is such a waste.
— Fakhr-e-Alam (@falamb3) February 26, 2019
What a shame for India. They give name of #surgicalstrike2 to Targeting trees in Pakistan #Balakot pic.twitter.com/IoAEYKwjZB
— Sheikh Ali Ahmed (@SheikhAlyAhmed) February 26, 2019
Suffice to say, at this point, it’s basically as though someone yelled, ‘FIRE!’ in a crowded movie theatre and both sides of the cinema are scrambling, trying to evade national emergency and a potential war.
It is no surprise that everyone is freaking the fuck out.
And of course, it seems that our neighbors have no clue as to what is going on.
Lol 😂 Look what @Reuters says #Balakot pic.twitter.com/AzZd9gIBHC
— Imran Hassan (@imranhworld) February 26, 2019
The situation at hand is quite the risky one and due to these alleged attacks, it doesn’t seem as though it is going to get any better. What the attacks at Pulwama caused may just be building into something much bigger for both countries and the fear that Pakistanis are feeling may not be irrational at all.
Have you seen the news? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.
Cover image via: tribune.com.pk / indianexpress.com