Pakistan Army says only one Indian pilot is under its custody
"There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody. Wing Comd Abhi Nandan is being treated as per norms of military ethics," Pakistan millitary spokesperson Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor tweets.
Earlier, Pakistan media released a video footage of Wg. Cdr. Abhi Nandan in the Army's custody.
Asaduddin Owaisi concerned over 'missing' Indian pilot
All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi expresses concern over the Indian pilot who was “missing in action” and asserts that Pakistan must respect its obligations under the Geneva Conventions.
“Our prayers are with the brave IAF pilot & his family in this very difficult time", he tweeted.
Let's sit together and settle this with talks says Imran Khan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan calls on India to come to the dialogue table and discuss any concerns it has around the Pulwama terror attack. He also promised to investigate any involvement of Pakistanis in the attack, reiterating the offer he made after the terror incident.
Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah arrives at South Block after being summoned by Ministry of External Affairs
Dubai Airports says no flights to and from Pakistan until further notice - statement
Better sense should prevail: Imran Khan after Pak strike
“We offered that we are ready for any kind of investigation after Pulwama attack in India. We didn’t take action on Tuesday morning because we weren’t aware of the damage caused by air strike by India. We did not want to cause much collateral damage in India when there was not much damage on our side. The only motive of Pakistan’s strike today was to demonstrate that we have the capability to hit back.
All the wars have happened due to miscalculation. With all the weapons that Pakistan and India have, can we afford to miscalculate. If we take to war neither I nor Mr Narendra Modi would be in a position to control its course. This is why I suggest that better sense should prevail,” said Imran Khan.
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- Pakistan Must Act Against Terror, Says US After India's Strike On Jaish
The US asked Islamabad to take "meaningful action" against terrorist groups a day after India's fighter jets crossed the Line of Control and destroyed a major terror training camp. The Donald Trump administration also called for India and Pakistan to "exercise restraint" amid heightened tension between the two countries.
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Imran Khan's remarks come after Pakistan claimed "strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace".
Arun Jaitley says if US can get Osama Bin Laden, so can India
Arun Jaitley invoked the anti-Osama operation in a statement in which he is noted saying that a week is too long a time for any country. Remembering how US Navy SEALs took Osama Bin Laden from Abbottabad (Pakistan), then why can’t India do the same. It used to be an imagination, a desire, a frustration, a disappointment but today it is possible.
In a high-level meeting attended by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval NSA, RAW chief, Home Secretary and other officials at North block, a detailed presentation about the security situation on the borders was presented in front of the members.
Pakistan Military Claims to Have Arrested Indian Pilot
India shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that violated the Indian air space in retaliatory fire 3km within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector. The action came moments after Pakistani jets violated Indian airspace and dropped bombs. Senior government officials said there were no reports of any casualty. A parachute was reportedly seen when the Pakistani jet went down but the fate of the pilot is unknown. Pakistan military, meanwhile, has claimed to have arrested an Indian pilot after shooting down two IAF aircraft.
Major General Asif Ghafoor, the head of the media wing of Pakistan’s military, claimed in a tweet that one of the aircraft fell in Jammu and Kashmir, while the other fell in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. He also claimed that the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control once again today morning.
Five airports closed
Srinagar, Jammu and Leh airports, meanwhile, are among five airports closed for civilian air traffic shortly after the IAF jet crashed in Kashmir's Budgam district. The move to close the five airports comes amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after IAF carried out strikes on terror bases in Pakistan. Airports at Chandigarh and Amritsar were among those closed, according to airline officials.
Pakistani jets violate Indian air space in J&K's Poonch, Nowshera sectors
- Pakistani fighter jets on Wednesday violated Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Nowshera sectors but were pushed back by Indian aircraft, senior officials said.
- The Pakistani jets dropped bombs while returning, officials said. There were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage.
- "The jets entered Indian air space over Nowshera and Poonch sectors this morning," officials said.
- They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.