Freakish video emerged Wednesday showing a captured Indian pilot calmly sipping tea and insisting he's been treated fairly by Pakistani forces - hours after he was beaten up after his plane was shot down.
Pakistani protesters shout anti-Indian slogans in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
According to the Times of India newspaper, the dossier with details about the group's camps in Pakistan was handed over to Pakistan's acting High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah. We ensured no casualties and no collateral damage in the operations we undertook.
The Russian government also expressed its "serious concern" about the "aggravation of the situation" and called on both "sides to show restraint" and "step up efforts to resolve existing problems by political and diplomatic means".
Turkish foreign minister added that Ankara ready to play its part to ease tension between Pakistan, India. The pilot is missing in action.
"We don't want to go on the path of war", he said.
India's former ambassador to the United States says that a new red line with Pakistan has been drawn.
Punjabi actor and singer Diljit Dosanjh chose to postpone the unveiling of his Madame Tussauds' wax statue at an event in New Delhi on Thursday, in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan.
A spokesperson for FlyDubai said the airline was also reviewing its schedule in light of the announcement.
A helicopter crash in the region also killed six Indian air force officials and a civilian on the ground.
"PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace", tweeted Major General Asif Ghafoor.
Five Indian soldiers suffered minor wounds in the shelling that ended on Wednesday morning, he added.
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"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. "And I'm very impressed with the Pakistan Army". Both countries have the capacity, but war is the failure of policy. With that, we had the assurance of escalation: Pakistan had boxed itself in. "Nothing is solved through war and no conflict has ever been settled through war".
The EU also asked Islamabad to address the issue of terrorism which include, "clear and targeted actions related to all forms of terrorist activity". Which is the way of peace. The attack came one day after Indian fighter jets conducted an airstrike in Pakistan.
Earlier, senior Indian police officer Munir Ahmed Khan said an Indian Air Force plane crashed in Indian-controlled sector of Kashmir. He had said earlier that two pilots were captured, but did not explain the discrepancy.
Islamabad's announcement of the shootdown coincides with India's claim that its fighter jets had intercepted three Pakistani fighter jets that flew into the airspace over its territory in Kashmir and turned them away.
Indian air force fighters have been modified to deliver nuclear bombs.
"India does not wish to see further escalation of the situation", she said, speaking from a meeting with Russian and Chinese foreign ministers in China. Flight tracking websites showed no commercial flights in the air in Pakistan on Wednesday afternoon and none across most of the Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Jammu & Kashmir.
Pakistani and Indian troops deployed in Kashmir often trade fire.
Pakistan announced Wednesday that it had closed its airspace to commercial traffic, making it hard for flights from the West to get to India.
The agency says in a statement that the airspace was closed on Wednesday, without elaborating or indicating when flights might resume.
TRT World speaks to New Delhi-based journalist Ishan Russell.
The incursion over the heavily militarised Line of Control comes a day after Indian warplanes carried out a strike in Pakistan on what New Delhi said was a militant training camp, in retaliation for a February 14 suicide bombing in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops.
"You have two nuclear powers who have a long history of tension squaring up against each other and now in the start of some kind of military conflict".