A day after the Indian Air Force's (IAF) strike in Pakistan, an IAF aircraft crashed on Wednesday in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, killing two people, officials said. As per initial reports, the aircraft crashed due to technical failure. 

Officials in Srinagar described the downed aircraft as a jet, which crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05 am. Other officials in New Delhi said it was an Mi-17 helicopter. The conflicting reports could not be immediately reconciled. 

The jet crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05 am, the officials said. 

The Srinagar officials said the aircraft broke into two and caught fire immediately. 

The identity of the two deceased could not be confirmed immediately, they said. 

Meanwhile, in a separate report, officials said that Pakistani jets violated Indian air space in J-K's Poonch and Rajouri sectors, drop bombs on way out. Officials said at least three Pakistan combat aircraft entered the India air space. 

As part of precautionary measure, civilian air traffic has been stopped at various airports. Airports in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been put on high alert. Flights to Jammu, Srinagar, Leh, Amritsar, Pathankot, Chandigadh, Dehradun and Dharamshala have been suspended till further notice. 

This has happened a day after Indian Air Force conducted a preemptive strike in Balakot, Pakistan killing a large number of terrorists. Pakistan had warned India of a "surprise" yesterday after Indian strike.