As reported by ANI, today morning, a Pakistani Air Force plane was detected in Jammu and Kashmir and while shooting the F-18 fighter plane, India lost its own MiG-21 jet and a pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan hasn't returned.
The claim came a little over 24 hours after Delhi said it had struck a Jaish-e-Mohammad training camp near Balakot where it said militants were preparing for imminent terrorist attacks.
Furthermore, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned a special meeting of the NCA, the apex civilian-led command headed by the prime minister to oversee the policy formulation, exercises, deployment, research and development, and operational command and control of the country's nuclear arsenals. My question to the Indian government is - with the weapons that you have and we have, can we afford a miscalculation?
Ghafoor, the Pakistani military spokesperson, said the strikes were aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
Residents on both sides of the de-facto frontier, the so-called Line of Control, said there were exchanges of fire between the two sides through the night into Wednesday morning.
He urged the global community to play its role to defuse the current soaring situation to save peace in the region as Pakistan did not want to push the region towards war. Westbound trips to London and Frankfurt were forced to divert, causing them to make refueling stops in Dubai or Mumbai, the carrier said in a statement.Thai Airways International Pcl scrapped flights between Bangkok and London, citing "escalated tensions between India and Pakistan".
Gen. Asif Ghafoor, wrote on Twitter that two Indian fighter jets "crossed into Pakistani territory and were shot down" Wednesday in response to Pakistan's strikes.
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.More news: Journalist Jorge Ramos, Univision Crew Reportedly Detained in Venezuela
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He added that one Pakistani fighter jet was shot down by the Indian side, falling on the Pakistani side of the border.
According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Qureshi called his Chinese counterpart late on Wednesday in order to brief him on the latest developments in the Pakistani-Indian row.
United said it would continue to operate its Newark-Mumbai and Newark-Delhi flights Wednesday night, flying around Pakistani airspace, and warned customers they would experience "extended flight times".
The airman's treatment at the hands of Pakistani troops drew both condemnation and praise, while at his house in southern India supporters gathered to record messages of solidarity.
Modi has yet to react but was meeting top security and intelligence officials to discuss the situation, reports in India said.
Both countries claim the entire mountainous Himalayan region of Kashmir but rule in part.
She added: "India does not wish see further escalation of the situation and India will continued to act with responsibility and restraint".
The latest wave of tensions between Pakistan and India first erupted after Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for a February 14 suicide bombing on Indian paramilitary forces on the Indian side of Kashmir that killed more than 40 troops.