Pakistan issues update on captured Indian pilot

Pakistan issues update on captured Indian pilot

"The aircraft was seen by ground forces falling on the Pakistan side", he added.

India registered a strong-worded objection to Pakistan's unwarranted advances into Indian airspace before the latter's Acting High Commissioner, Syed Haider Shah. A senior Indian government source told Reuters that 300 militants had been killed; Pakistan said the bombs caused neither casualties nor damage to infrastructure.

He said in a televised address that the two sides could not afford a miscalculation "given the weapons we have".

It was conveyed that India expects Pakistan to take immediate and verifiable action against terrorism emanating from territories under its control.

A video of the captured Indian pilot was released hours after the Pakistan Air Force shot down two Indian jets within the Pakistani airspace and arrested one pilots. "I'm sorry to hear that one of our courageous IAF pilots is missing". Set in the backdrop of the Kargil War of 1999, the film narrates the story of an Indian military pilot who recalls his romance with a doctor in the lead up to the war, while being kept as a prisoner of war at a jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. "We are ascertaining the facts", Kumar told reporters.

The French foreign minister said it is closely monitoring the situation and called Pakistan and India to de-escalate.

Air Canada is operating a Toronto-Mumbai flight later Wednesday that uses a different route, said Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesman for the carrier.

Pakistan's military said Wednesday it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, answering an airstrike a day earlier by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan and raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in two decades. According to local media, one pilot is receiving treatment at a military hospital for his injuries.

Pakistan's military spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said the pilot was being "treated as per norms of military ethics".

"Indian media says a Pakistani F-16 was downed - but Pakistan has not used any F-16s so far, nor has any been shot down", Ghafoor said. "We exposed their escalations and their false claims, we offered worldwide observers to come and examine the claims of India". "Nothing is solved through war and no conflict has ever been settled through war".


The FO statement added it was why Pakistan "undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight". "We don't want war, India". Which is the way of peace. The two people said Abhinandan studied in Bengaluru's DRDO KV until Class X and then went to the Kendriya Vidyalaya near the National Aeronautics Laboratory in Bengaluru, where he met and fell in love with the woman who was to become his wife, also an IAF pilot.

India has alleged that Pakistan refuses to crack down on the militant organization and therefore bears responsibility for the attack. It said Pakistan has "no intention of escalation, but we are fully prepared to do so if forced".

The Indian air force has ordered Kashmir's main airport in Srinagar along with at least three others in neighboring states to close because of the two incidents, an official said. In the wake of the strikes, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting with top security officials.

Pakistani and Indian troops deployed in Kashmir often trade fire.

Global airlines are rerouting and canceling flights after fighter-jet combat between India and Pakistan prompted airspace closures and airport shutdowns, disrupting crucial routes for commercial planes.

TRT World speaks to New Delhi-based journalist Ishan Russell.

The contested territory is now split between the two countries, who have already found two wars over its control.

India had claimed that "several terrorists" were killed in a "preemptive action" on a camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a group that had been listed as terrorist organization by Islamabad in 2002.

The tension erupted in the wake of a terrorist bombing February 14 inside Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary troops.

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