Amid speculation that India took decisive action against Pakistan in retaliation for the Pulwama attack, many people today began posting on social networking sites that India carried out an air strike on Sialkot in Pakistan.
There were reports that sounds of loud explosions and jet engines were heard, and some even claimed that India had dropped two bombs on Silakot, and Pakistan Air Force planes were being scrambled in response.
paki citizens in SS pic.twitter.com/Js9BfjTTpt
— 4 rupaiya 12 aana (@haggsquat) February 21, 2019
Some users on social networks even claimed that an Indian Air Force plane was shot down by Pakistan.
These unconfirmed reports were very large, since any airstrike inside Pakistan by India will indicate the start of a full-blown war between the two countries with nuclear bombs.
Scare in Sialkot, Pakistan after two fighter jets of the Pakistan Air Force flew near civilian areas of the International border. Indian border forces noticed the movement as well. Please don’t speculate as it spreads unnecessary panic given the situation.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) February 21, 2019
But soon the facts arose, which proved that none of that had happened.
According to reports, Pakistani Air Force aircraft had carried out simulations in several places in Pakistan today, including Sialkot.
Two PAF planes flew near the international border in Sialkot, and some people mistook them for Indian air force planes. Because of the possibility that India can initiate military action against Pakistan, the security forces in the country are on high alert, and the exercise was part of that. It has also been reported that Pakistan is moving tanks towards the border. In addition to Sialkot, the F-16 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force also flew over Lahore, which was seen by several users of social networks.
Pakistani jets scrambled & fly pasta for practicing at Lahore city 🇵🇰. Pakistani air forces ready for any aggressive will come from India. @peaceforchange 🙌 @De__gaulle @miqazi @BhittaniKhannnn @wiseguy112 @Office_AQPk @PDCMDOfficial @OfficialDGISPR @mitchelle_mrym @HinaKharal pic.twitter.com/7LoFyjAI3L
— Abdul Rehman (@AbdulMaan) February 21, 2019
— Umar Arshad (@rahnoward) February 21, 2019
Coming to the sound of the explosions, it is possible that the fighter aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force crossed the speed of sound while flying over civilian areas. When a fighter aircraft becomes supersonic, it causes a sonic boom, which sounds like the sound of an explosion.