Pakistan says Indian planes violated its airspace
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Pakistani Air Force says two Indian aircraft violated Pakistan's airspace, and that it scrambled two fighter jets to "challenge the intruders."
In a statement, the air force says that upon its actions, the Indian aircraft exited the airspace after having stayed inside it for about two minutes.
Indian officials had no immediate comment on reports of the alleged intrusion, which the Pakistani statement said occurred around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday in east Pakistan's Attari region.
Pakistan and India are nuclear-armed archrivals and such airspace intrusions have happened before.
The two countries have fought three major wars since their partition in 1947, but have taken steps to improve relations in recent years.