The prime minister of Pakistan-held Kashmir said on Sunday his helicopter came under Indian fire while flying close to the highly militarised Line of Control (LoC) but he escaped unhurt.
The incident happened in Havaily district in Poonch sector while Raja Farooq Haider was on his way to a nearby village to give condolences to the family of a local politician who had died.
“My helicopter had not even committed any violation and was flying well within our side of the LoC when Indian troops opened fire,” Haider said in a statement from Islamabad.
Raja Arshad, a senior local administration official in Havaily, confirmed the incident and said Haider was unhurt and there was no damage to the helicopter.
The LoC serves as a de facto border dividing the contested Himalayan region between India and Pakistan. Read more