India Keeping a Close Eye on Ongoing Pakistan Air Force Wargames ‘High Mark’

Indian Air Force

New Delhi: The ongoing Pakistan Air Force (PAF) war games “High Mark” is being closely monitored by India.

The exercise by the PAF involves its fighter and other aircraft fleets. The wargames are being held over Pakistan air space and a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) had been issued by the Pakistan Air Force to inform about its aerial drills, a news agency said quoting government sources.

A close watch is being kept on their activities by the Indian Air Force as the Pakistani jets have been carrying out different manoeuvres including night-time flying by its combat aircraft including Chinese JF-17, F-16s, and Mirage-3s, sources said.

The Pakistani aircraft also have been practicing drills like defending against night-time raids like the Balakot aerial strikes by the Indian Air Force in February last year, they said.

The Pakistani jets also flew extensively over Karachi city last night in practice missions. Last month also, Pakistan had started flying night time sorties anticipating a retaliation by Indian Air Force after a Colonel was martyred in an encounter in Handwara in Kashmir.