IAF fighter jet crashed in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam

Pakistani soldiers and media personnel gather at the site where the Indian Air Force strike launched on a Jaish-e Mohammad camp at Balakot

Pakistani soldiers and media personnel gather at the site where the Indian Air Force strike launched on a Jaish-e Mohammad camp at Balakot

Fighter jets patrolled the skies above Srinagar, the capital of disputed Kashmir, throughout Tuesday night as India and Pakistan traded mortar fire a few hundred miles away at the ceasefire border.

She added that both countries should exercise restraint and engage in dialogue to resolve their differences. "The upside is that it's likely that neither side will go up the escalation ladder following this attack".

He added that he also underscored the "priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action".

Senator Payne said "the cycle of escalation.is very unsafe for all concerned".

Officials from Pakistani Armed Forces have released some video and images showing, as they claim, an Indian pilot from fighter jet downed on its side of Kashmir.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said a MiG 21 was shot down and its pilot is missing.

A spokesman said one plane had fallen inside Pakistani territory and a pilot had been arrested.

Anit Mukherjee, a former Indian Army major and assistant professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, said: "This is unprecedented territory - we haven't had tit-for-tat airstrikes between India and Pakistan since the 1971 war".

Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace on Wednesday and arrested an Indian pilot on ground.

"Both countries have the capability and capacity, but war is actually the failure of policy, which India needs to understand", he said.

"We still do not want to escalate, we want to follow a path that leads to peace". "India should think with a cool head on this offer from Pakistan".

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"Better sense should prevail", he added, before alluding to the nuclear arsenal of both South Asian countries. But while India said a large number of JeM fighters had been killed, Pakistani officials said the Indian airstrike was a failure and inflicted no casualties.

Indian news reports said airports in the Indian portion of Kashmir closed for civilian traffic shortly after the air force jet crashed.

As the conflict escalates since, both India and Pakistan had partially closed their airspaces and suspended commercial flights from several airports. Pakistan has played down the incident.

British Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said the United Kingdom government had been "working round the clock" to encourage Pakistan and India to "de-escalate and reduce tensions". Sole objective being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence.

"Such dastardly terrorist attacks are grim reminder for all the countries to show zero tolerance to terrorism and take decisive action against them", she said at the meeting attended by Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavarov.

A map of the Kashmir region.

"The recent dastardly terrorist attack on our security forces in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir is perpetrated by Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistan-based and supported terrorist organisation proscribed by the United Nations and other countries".

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force Wednesday struck at non-military targets across the Line of Control and shot down two Indian aircraft inside the Pakistan airspace, the Foreign Office and the military spokesmen said. We have found 2 bodies so far and have evacuated them.

India's border security force soldiers patrol along the fenced border with Pakistan in Ranbir Singh Pura sector near Jammu on Tuesday.

"During the attack, great care was taken to ensure the general public was not harmed". This morning we decided that we will not attack any military targets.

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