Today morning, three Pakistan Air Force F-16 jets violated the Indian Airspace and entered Nowshera sector in J&K’s Rajouri district. Immediately, Indian air force retaliated by shooting down one F 16 aircraft while it was fleeing away.
But on the contrary, Pakistan has claimed that it has shot down an Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. Here is a tweet of Major General Asif Ghafoor claiming that PaK has shot down an Indian Aircraft and arrested the pilot.
However, India confirms that there has been no casualties in India.
In a detailed statement, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said two aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace.
This comes a day after the Indian Air Force carried out air strikes across the Line of Control (LoC).
Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said that a large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commander and Jihadis were killed in the strike.
Such tensed situation between the two nations has led to close down the commercial flights in different parts of both the countries.
MiG Crashes in Kashmir’s Budgam area:
Indian Airforce’s MiG crashes in Kashmir’s Budgam where two pilots feared dead including one civilian.
Pak Shuts Domestic and International Flight Operations
Pakistan has stopped its domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports.
Army, Navy, Air Force on highest Alert:
The areas bordering Pakistan has put on highest alert. The BSF and army are on high alert after the Pak aircraft’s LoC violation. Moreover there has been a night-long heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on civilians from across the LoC.
Moreover, 60 flights scheduled for tomorrow have also been cancelled. The airports bordering Pakistan like Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Amritsar has been suspended.
Air Traffic suspended at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at New Delhi.
Rajnath Singh and Ajit Doval meets in the wake of India- Pak tension
Union Home Minister , Rajnath Singh and Ajit Daval, the National Security Adviser convened a meeting with the top officials of Intelligence agencies.
- Pak Claims to shot down an IAF and have taken a Indian pilot into custody.
Meanwhile, Pakistan claims it has shot down two Indian aircraft “inside Pakistani airspace” and that the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control in response to Pakistan Air Force strikes in the morning (Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs claims it “undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace”.). However, Indian confirms that a MiG and a pilot in action is still missing. India ascertains the facts.
The PAK-INDIA tension: impacts sensex
There is a steep fall in markets on Tuesday amid reports of fresh geopolitical tensions between India and Pakistan. It was a knee-jerk reaction and the negative sentiment will taper-off soon, say market experts. However, if the government officially confirms the development, the uncertainty in the market would last a little longer, they say.
Pak PM Imran Khan again offers talk with India
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today again offered talks with India and said better sense should prevail between both the countries.
“Let us open the corridor of negotiations and settle all outstanding issues,”Imran Khan said in an address to nation today.
“We offered India every possible support into the investigation into the Pulwama attack. That’s not in Pakistan’s interest to promote terrorism. It is not in the interest of Pakistan that its soil should be used for exporting terror. Similarly, Pakistani soil cannot be subjected to terror,” Imran Khan said.
“No sovereign country can allow another country to become judge, jury and executioners. Therefore I prompted India in case of aggression, we would have no option but to respond,” he said.
“After India’s provocation, Pakistan shot down two Indian Air Force plane today. We ensured no casualties and no collateral damage in the operations we undertook. The intent was to show India, we can and would respond if aggression would be thrust upon us,” he added.