Pakistan closes airspace as India tensions rise: Aviation authority

NCA oversees the operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals

NCA oversees the operational command and control of the country’s nuclear arsenals

"We should sit and talk out our issues".

With a general election due in India by May, a surge in nationalism from any conflict with Pakistan could become a key factor, potentially favoring Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

All flights from Kabul to India have been cancelled until further notice while India's state-run carrier Air India has cancelled its flights until the first week of March, an airline official in Kabul said.

Meantime, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said, "Today, Pakistan Air Force undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace".

The ambassador told reporters the situation is in Kashmir - a region claimed by Pakistan, its ally China, and their rival India - is "very fluid", adding, "It's a very serious situation, and any further escalation can be risky".

The man's face was bloodied and blindfolded and he gives his name and service number before telling a man questioning him: "I'm sorry sir, that's all I'm supposed to tell you".

Indian Air Force Pilot Wing commander Abhi Nandan Service No. 27981 Captured by Pakistan ArmyWing commander Abhi Nandan Service No. 27981Indian Airforce Pilot Confession in Front of Pakistan Army about Indian AggressionHowever one pilot is dead as per sources. One of the pilots was injured and has been taken to CMH.

He said the Indian plane flown by the captured pilot - a Mig-21 - was lost in that operation. "The Pakistani aircraft was seen by ground forces falling from the sky on the Pakistan side". India alleges that the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist attacked with Pakistan's blessing, an accusation denied by Islamabad.

New Delhi had promised to act, and on Tuesday its warplanes flew into Pakistani airspace and struck what it said was a camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), the militant group that claimed the Kashmir bombing. "We also wanted to show our capability", Premier Imran said of Wednesday's air strikes by Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

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"Terrorism is a threat to the humanity that is why not only for our three countries, we also need a global strategy". Hundreds of villagers fled border towns in both India and Pakistan. Across the border, India's S&P BSE Sensex closed 0.2 per cent lower after gaining as much as 1.1 per cent in early trading.

While India has consistently accused its neighbour of supporting extremist groups, Pakistan has equally vehemently denied any role in attacks in India and its only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir.

In the statement, the ministers called on the worldwide community to strengthen UN-led global counter-terrorism cooperation by fully implementing the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

The United States, Britain and France proposed the United Nations Security Council blacklist Masood Azhar, the head of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, the group that claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack.

"We do not want escalation, we do not want to go towards war", Major General Asif Ghafoor told a press conference, calling for talks with New Delhi.

The incidents are the latest in a unsafe sequence of events between the two countries, whose ties have been under intense strain since a February 14 suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed 40 troops.

Kashmiri villagers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019.

The US, along with China, Britain, Germany and the European Union, have called for cooler heads to prevail.

Khan's decision to release the pilot came after several countries offered diplomatic assistance to mediate between two countries, that have gone to war three times since their independence from British colonial rule in 1947. "There will be a controlled and managed escalation".

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