Two Indian jets shot down over disputed Kashmir, says Pakistan
- Author: Rogelio Becker Feb 28, 2019,
Feb 28, 2019, 0:14
Asked about attributes important for a pilot, he says: "Bad attitude".
In the video, the captured pilot can be heard saying: "My name is Wing Commander Abhinandan". In a separate clip, an injured pilot is being transported in a vehicle.
"I also encouraged both ministers to prioritise direct communication and avoid further military activity", he said. It wasn't immediately clear if that crash was related to Pakistan's claim of shooting down a second Indian aircraft.
Pakistan's armed forces spokesman, Major-General Asif Ghafoor, claimed that in response to the strikes, Indian jets crossed the ceasefire line. We don't know what will come from this.
She added: "India does not wish see further escalation of the situation and India will continued to act with responsibility and restraint".
If the two sides fail to de-escalate on their own, the global community, especially the United States, the European Union, China and Russian Federation, will step in decisively and pressure the two sides to disengage, given that they are both armed with nuclear weapons and the danger of a nuclear war is real. "There will be a controlled and managed escalation".
In a separate incident, police officials in the Indian part of Kashmir said that two Indian pilots and a civilian had died after an Indian aircraft crashed in the region.
British Prime Minister Theresa May had informed MPs in the House of Commons that the United Kingdom remained in regular contact with both countries and was working towards de-escalating tensions. The bombs were dropped on what Pakistan says was a empty wooded area, but India claims was a training ground for the militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad. India and Pakistan have been involved in three wars and military standoffs over Kashmir since the partition of British India in 1947. "India also expects his immediate and safe return", it said in a statement.
The MEA stated that a dossier was handed over to Pakistan with details on terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed complicity in Pulwama terror attack. Hundreds of villagers fled border towns in both India and Pakistan.
What is risky, however, is if the Indian political leadership concludes that it must retaliate given Pakistan's targeting of military facilities-as it has publicly said.
Pakistan shut down its airspace in light of the current situation.
Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan said India knew it wasn't attacking a terrorist camp and blamed the bombing on "self-serving" politicians. "The upside is that it's likely that neither side will go up the escalation ladder following this attack".
Pakistan said there were no casualties in India's airstrike near the town of Balakot on Tuesday. "Modi comes out looking strong".