Balakot Strike: Pakistan registers FIR against 'unidentified' IAF pilots

Pakistan on Friday registered a First Information Report against “unidentified pilots” of the Indian Air Force (IAF) for “bombing and destroying 19 trees in the Balakot area”, according to a media report, days after India’s pre-emptive strike against the Jaish-e-Mohammed’s largest training camp in the country.

The FIR was filed by the forestry department on Friday against pilots of the IAF for bombing and destroying trees in the Balakot area, the Express News reported.

The FIR, registered against “unidentified IAF pilots”, also details the damage suffered by 19 trees after the Indian fighter jets “hastily dropped their payload”, it says.

On March 26, India said IAF jets, in the face of imminent danger, launched a pre-emptive strike on Balakot in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.