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Pakistan Says Indian Jets Violate Air Space

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Indian fighter jets, the Mirage 2000 (L) and the Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter aircraft take part in a mock exercise at the Indian Air Force Station in Gwalior, (File photo).

Indian fighter jets, the Mirage 2000 (L) and the Sukhoi-30 (Su-30) fighter aircraft take part in a mock exercise at the Indian Air Force Station in Gwalior, (File photo).

Pakistan's Air Force say two Indian aircraft briefly violated Pakistan's airspace Tuesday.

The air force says it "initiated prompt tactical actions" and scrambled two fighter jets to "challenge the intruders."

Pakistan said the two Indian aircraft were in Pakistan for about two minutes.

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 i 1947, but have taken steps to improve relations in recent years.
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