Very good point, by all accounts the first two attacks had PAF fighters waiting for them, so Erueye or ground radar did it's job. When PAF struck back I know they waited for IAF Netra to finish patrolling, the fact Indians did not have one immediately available to take over shows big weakness in IAF set up. Such a large force that covers such big territory only has 5 AWACS.Something that people forget is that on February 27th there were three simultaneous IAF attacks, one near Karachi, one on Bahawalpur and one on Balakot. The first two were detected in advance and the jets turned back. Only the Balakot mission was marginally executed, with some benefit of the mountainous terrain.