IAF pilot captured by Pakistan is son of a decorated officer

IAF pilot captured by Pakistan is son of a decorated officer

Pakistan said on Wednesday morning it had carried out strikes into India to demonstrate its right to self defence a day after Indian jets hit its own territory.

The Indian government statement protested about his treatment stating: "India strongly objected to Pakistan's vulgar display of injured personnel of the Indian Air Force in violation of the Geneva Convention".

UK PM Theresa May said her country is "deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan" and urged "dialogue and diplomatic solutions to ensure regional stability". "The kind of weapons you have and we have, can we afford to go for a war?"

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.

"Let's sit together to talk to find a solution", the Pakistani leader said.

Pakistan airspace is closed.

The air marshal has given talks supporting the induction of women in combat roles in the air force, and advised Mani Ratnam on his 2017 film Katru Veliyadai, sources said. Westbound trips to London and Frankfurt were forced to divert, causing them to make refueling stops in Dubai or Mumbai, the carrier said in a statement.Thai Airways International Pcl scrapped flights between Bangkok and London, citing "escalated tensions between India and Pakistan". The militant groups are fighting for either Kashmir's independence or its merger with Pakistan.

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A senior Chinese diplomat expressed "deep concern" over the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan on Wednesday, after the two countries said they shot down each other's fighter jets.

Speaking at the press conference, the military spokesperson said Pakistani forces were ready and waiting before the Indian aircraft intruded Pakistani airspace. "One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area", he said on Twitter.

When the council committee previously considered blacklisting Azhar in 2017 the Chinese Foreign Ministry said there were clear rules for listing a person or group as a terrorist, and that China has always believed the relevant United Nations committee should operate on the principles of objectivity. Hundreds of villagers fled border towns in both India and Pakistan.

"Indian media says a Pakistani F-16 was downed - but Pakistan has not used any F-16s so far, nor has any been shot down", Ghafoor said.

On Wednesday, Pakistan's foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, told state-run Pakistan Television he was in touch with his counterparts across the world about the "Indian aggression", adding that New Delhi had endangered peace in the region by Tuesday's airstrike inside Pakistan. The region is split between Pakistan and India and claimed by both in its entirety.

Airports in the cities of Amritsar, Pathankot, Jammu, Leh and Chandigarh have been shut down and all flights canceled on the Indian side.

The renewed tensions between the two historic rivals, both of which possess nuclear weapons, stem from a February 14 suicide vehicle bombing in an Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

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