Flight chaos as airspace above Pakistan closed amid escalating tensions

Flight chaos as airspace above Pakistan closed amid escalating tensions

Flight chaos as airspace above Pakistan closed amid escalating tensions

"India has been a perpetual prisoner of its own self-restraint, so the fact that is has now changed the playbook is the story", Tellis said.

"We can do everything but do not want to escalate or go into the war", he said, adding: "No issue could resolve through war, dialogue is always the way to resolve issue and Pakistan is following that way".

These are the first aerial attacks to occur across the "Line of Control" that splits Kashmir since 1971, at which time the countries were at war.

More than a thousand passengers were affected after Air Canada partially suspended service to India due to the closure of Pakistani airspace as tensions mount between the two nuclear powers.

"Due to airspace restrictions, flights to and from Amritsar, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Jammu are now on hold", Vistara said. (AAP) An image released by Pakistan claiming to show the captured Indian pilot. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said.

The injured pilot was being treated at a military hospital, Ghafoor told a news conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. Wing Commander Abhinandan is the son of a retired Indian Air Marshal, the reports added. An official at the Airports Authority of India declined to comment.

Pakistan's military says it shot down two Indian fighter jets over Kashmir Wednesday, capturing one pilot and escalating the most serious military dispute between the two nations since 1999.

And it's this sense of incompleteness that has driven Pakistani policy and helped drive Pakistan's claim to Kashmir.

This morning, Pakistan Air Force struck down two Indian fighter jets intruding Pakistani airspace as a response to India's surgical strike.

The ministry said the strikes on Wednesday are aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".

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The Pakistani civil and military officials have rejected the claim. "That is why we undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight".

Two Indian air force jets then responded, crossing the de facto border that divides Kashmir. One of the downed planes crashed in Pakistan's part of Kashmir while the other went down in an Indian-controlled section of the Himalayan region, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj.

He said Pakistani troops on the ground captured the Indian pilot. He said one Indian plane had fallen in Indian-controlled territory, and the other in a Pakistan-controlled area.

The pilot is missing in action, said Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman for India's Ministry of External Affairs.

It was not immediately known if there were casualties.

Witnesses said soldiers fired in the air to keep residents away from the crash site. There is still no US ambassador at the United Nations (though Trump has nominated one), no USA ambassador in Pakistan, and no USA diplomat to oversee South and Central Asian affairs-all are filled by acting envoys.

Local officials on the Pakistani side said at least four people had been killed and seven wounded, though it was unclear if the casualties were civilian or military. The bombs were dropped on what Pakistan says was a empty wooded area, but India claims was a training ground for the militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad.

Swaraj spoke at the 16th Meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, India and China in Wuzhen, China.

Tension has been elevated since a suicide auto bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically on February 26 when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.

Although Pakistan is a much smaller country, it has a slightly larger arsenal - although it has less capacity than India to deliver such weapons.

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