India  
NewsR.in
> > >

Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian jets

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 02:19s - Published < > Embed
Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian jets

Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian jets

Pakistan carried out air strikes and shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, Pakistani officials said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971, prompting leading powers to urge both sides to show restraint.

Michelle Hennessy reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Pakistan claims it shot down two Indian jets

The risk of conflict between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan rose dramatically on Wednesday (February 27).

Pakistan's armed forces say they've shot down two Indian jets only a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan.

On the same day the two sides exchanged artillery fire along their contested border in Kashmir, a spokesman for the Pakistani armed forces said they fired upon two Indian planes flying in Pakistani airspace.

One of the planes is thought to have fallen on India's side of Kashmir, the second reportedly came down in Paksitan-held territory and Pakistan claims two Indian pilots have been captured.

India's Foreign Ministry said Indian planes were engaged with Pakistani aircraft and they lost one MiG 21 fighter with a pilot missing in action.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan urged dialogue with India saying both sides can't afford a miscalculation with weapons.

Kashmir lies at the heart of decades of hostility between India and Pakistan.

Both rule parts of the territory while claiming it all as their own.

The two countries have fought three wars since 1947 and world powers are urging restraint between the two nuclear armed rivals.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he spoke to both foreign ministers on Tuesday (February 26).

China, the European Union, and New Zealand have also voiced concern over growing hostility between the two sides.

Relations deteriorated after a suicide bombing in India-controlled Kashmir mid-February.

The attack targetted Indian paramilitary officers, and was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group - Jaesh-e-Mohammed.

India accused Pakistan of harboring the militants, a claim Pakistan continues to deny.

And on Tuesday (February 26) India launched an airstrike on what it said was a militant training base operating in Pakistan.

It claimed a large number fighters had been killed while Pakistan claimed the strike was a failure and inflicted no casualties.

Pakistan says it launched its own air raid on Wednesday.

It's the first time in history that two nuclear armed powers have ordered airstrikes against one another.




You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

IAF jets force An-12 plane coming from Pakistan to land at Jaipur [Video]IAF jets force An-12 plane coming from Pakistan to land at Jaipur

The Indian Air Force forced a plane flying in from Pakistan to land at Jaipur after it deviated from its flight plan.

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 00:39Published

Varun Aaron Says We have the best bowling combination for World Cup | Oneindia News [Video]Varun Aaron Says We have the best bowling combination for World Cup | Oneindia News

World Cup 2019 : Varun Aaron says India Should Easily Beat Pakistan In WC . Varun Aaron did not have a fruitful season with Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 but he decided..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:35Published

Pakistan, China wanted Masood Azhar ban after elections, felt will help Modi [Video]Pakistan, China wanted Masood Azhar ban after elections, felt will help Modi

Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar has been listed as a terrorist by the United Nations. Pakistan and China wanted the United Nations to announce the move only after the Indian elections. Watch the..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 09:34Published

No Pakistani Citizen or Soldier Died in Balakot Air Strike, says Sushma Swaraj | Oneindia News [Video]No Pakistani Citizen or Soldier Died in Balakot Air Strike, says Sushma Swaraj | Oneindia News

Foreign Minister and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj states that No Pakistani Citizen or Soldier died in Balakot Air Strike carried out by Indian Air Force. In her statement, Pakistan states that We agree to..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 01:12Published

Imran Khan blames crisis on Indian electioneering [Video]Imran Khan blames crisis on Indian electioneering

► Read more at https://on.ft.com/2FyuCna The Pakistan prime minister talks to the FT's Stephanie Findlay about how close India and Pakistan came to war and his country's growing reliance on..

Credit: Financial Times     Duration: 04:56Published

Will India Attack Pakistan Again This Month? [Video]Will India Attack Pakistan Again This Month?

According to Reuters.com, &quot;Pakistan has “reliable intelligence” that India will attack again this month... as tension over a February standoff between the two nuclear-armed neighbors had..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:33Published

Pakistan releases 100 Indian prisoners as tensions ease [Video]Pakistan releases 100 Indian prisoners as tensions ease

Pakistan on Sunday released 100 Indian prisoners as the nuclear-armed neighbours scale back from a confrontation that prompted world powers to urge restraint. Rough cut(no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

Pakistan Calls For Peace With India [Video]Pakistan Calls For Peace With India

According to Reuters, the Pakistani president said on Saturday said that Pakistan wants peace with India and they should focus on health and education, following a tense standoff between the..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:36Published

Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 newsR Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest