India’s officials claim Pakistani helicopter strayed into Indian airspace


news54s5ff54A Pakistani helicopter allegedly violated Indian air space by crossing over to the Indian side of the international border in Arnia sector on Monday, reported The Indian Express.

Official sources claimed that the violation happened at around 1pm when a two-seater civil helicopter strayed into the Indian air space.

“We saw it flying over the international border at one place and suddenly it disappeared only to resurface again at some other place,” a senior official said, attributing the air space violation to a pilot error as the international border is zigzagged between the two countries.

Normally, both sides stay 4 to 5 kilometres away from the international border to avoid chances of unintentional crossing of the zero line.

He, however, said that the Pakistan civil helicopter was flying very near to the international border.

The incident has been reported to the Indian Ministry of Defence.

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