Kashmir crisis: Indian warplane crashes over disputed region
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 27, 2019,
Feb 27, 2019, 19:39
On the other hand, this terror attack also had a major impact in Bollywood wherein Pakistan celebrities are strictly banned from entering the Indian Entertainment Industry.
In New Delhi, Indian officials said Wednesday at least five of their soldiers were wounded in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier.
India shot down a Pakistani fighter jet after two of its own aircraft were downed by their neighbors amid escalation in Kashmir on February 27, local media reports said. Pakistan denied there had been casualties but warned that it will respond to what it called Indian "aggression".
In the past, when India sent fighter jets to attack Pakistan (say during the Kargil war), it always made sure that the aircraft remained on its side of the LoC in Kashmir; Pakistan did so as well.
The downing of the Indian jets came hours after Pakistani planes carried out strikes across the Line of Control. Gokhale said India lost one warplane in the exchange and declared the pilot missing in action.
And both India and Pakistan laid claim to this border state which abuts both the two countries.
Raveesh Kumar, the spokesman of Ministry of External Affairs in India, said that the country conducted the airstrike "based on credible evidence that JeM meant to launch more attacks". My service number is 27981.
Meanwhile, Pakistan also closed its airspace on Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Authority and the military said, as fears of an all-out conflict spiked. The civilian casualties took place in Kotli village in Nakyal sector of LoC. Many videos have emerged on social media, mostly put out by Pakistani journalists, influencers and other civilians.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan called for talks with India and hoped "better sense" would prevail so that both sides could de-escalate.
"History tells us that wars are full of miscalculation".
"You can't overfly China, so you have to overfly Pakistan and India and go to Southeast Asia and Australia". Neither side had nuclear weapons at the time.
"If we let the conflict between the two nations escalate from this point, we don't know where it would go. India will continue to act with responsibility and restraint", Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a meeting with the foreign ministers of China and Russian Federation. Modi halted his address, waved at the audience, and departed in haste after an aide handed him a report on the Kashmir situation. While the exact figures are not yet available, the strike is believed to have killed approximately 300 terrorists. Indian reports said a Pakistani aircraft had been shot down, the BBC reported.
According to sources, Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah, who was summoned to the South Block in the Capital, also told Indian officials about capturing of an Indian pilot by Pakistani authorities.