Army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said authorities have forced an Indian military helicopter to land and have taken its four-member crew into custody for violating Pakistani airspace. The helicopter intruded into Pakistani territory in Olding sector in northern Skardu region around 1:00 p.m (0800 GMT). According to initial details, it was stated that the helicopter conducted an emergency landing due to bad weather. Later, however, Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said that the helicopter was forced to land near Skardu, a city in northeastern Pakistan fairly close to the border with India-administered Kashmir.