Indo-Pak Tensions Escalate, One Pilot in Pak Custody

The IAF strike comes days after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

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Indo-Pak Tensions Escalate, One Pilot in Pak Custody
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Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet, that violated the Indian airspace on Wednesday, 27 February, has been shot down three kilometers within the Pakistan territory, reported ANI.

India said that Pakistani jets entered border areas of Nowshera sector in J&K’s Rajouri district and dropped bombs on their way out.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has claimed that the PAF has shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace and have arrested one Indian pilot. However, according to media reports, the IAF has denied it.

This comes a day after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes across the Line of Control (LoC).

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had said that a large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander and Jihadis were killed in the strike.

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  • Entire airspace, north of Delhi, has been vacated, reported PTI
  • 3 Pakistani jets reportedly violated the Indian airspace and dropped bombs on their way out
  • Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor claimed that the PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace
  • On Tuesday, Pak Armed Forces Spokesperson said Pakistan will “surprise” India with its response that will be in all domains including “diplomatic, political and military”
  • 12 Mirage 2000 Indian Fighter jets carried out airstrikes across the LoC destroying terror camps on 26 Feb

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2:43 PM , 27 Feb

Wing Commander Abhinandan Yet to Return: Reports

IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan who took off in a MiG 21 Bison jet today, is yet to return, reported ANI quoting sources.

2:21 PM , 27 Feb

Entire Airspace, North of Delhi, Vacated

Entire airspace, north of Delhi, has been vacated, reported PTI.

1:50 PM , 27 Feb

2 IAF Jets Shot Down, One Pilot Arrested: Pak Reiterates Claim

Addressing a press conference in Pakistan, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said that two IAF aircrafts crossed LoC.

“PAF took them on, both IAF aircraft were destroyed – one on our side, one on the other. We have nothing to do with the third crash that has taken place in Indian territory,” Ghafoor added.

He further claimed that two pilots were recovered and provided all necessary medical treatment.

News agency PTI reported that a video has been issued by the Pakistani Army in which an officer is heard saying “I am Wing Commander Abhinandan, I am an IAF officer. My service No is 27981.”

1:08 PM , 27 Feb

China Reiterates Call for India, Pak to 'Exercise Restraint'

China has reiterated its call for India and Pakistan to ‘exercise restraint’.

Published: 26 Feb 2019, 7:56 AM IST
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