Islamabad: On Thursday, a major highway was closed by the Pakistan, in order to practice landing jets on the road, and said in the matter that routine training not related to sharpened tension with India after the attack in Uri.
During the two-day air force exercise, traffic on Pakistan's busy main highway between Islamabad, the capital, and the eastern city of Lahore was diverted to an older mountain road on Thursday.
Pakistan Air Force spokesman Commodore Javed Mohammad Ali said, "They landed on the road in this, yes. That is something they have been doing for years, and the drill was needed in case your runways get damaged or they are not available for you".
He also added, that “the exercise was not ordered in response to recent tensions with India and the timing was a coincidence”.