Imran Khan offers talks again with India, says better sense should prevail

A third video shows the IAF pilot sipping a cup of tea and saying that he was being treated well by Pakistani officials.

Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said her country would act "with responsibility and restraint".

The MEA stated that a dossier was handed over to Pakistan with details on terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed complicity in Pulwama terror attack.

Hours later, Pakistani's Civil Aviation Authority also chose to shut its airspace to all commercial flights as tension with India escalate.

"Due to airspace restrictions, flights to and from Amritsar, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Jammu are now on hold", Vistara said.

Image copyright Pakistan Information Ministry (ISPR) Image caption Pakistan says the Indian pilot, named as as Wing Commander Abhinandan, is being treated well What happened to the pilot?

Regret was expressed at continuing denial by Pakistan's political and military leadership at the presence of terrorist infrastructure in territories under its control.

Regionally, it says to avoid all travel to Jammu and Kashmir. Asked about attributes important for a pilot, he says: "Bad attitude".

"What we are concerned about is that India and Pakistan, as important countries of the South Asian subcontinent, can maintain good neighborly and friendly relations", foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing. "India also expects his immediate and safe return", it said in a statement.

As hostilities escalate between India and Pakistan, the world is getting a taste of what a limited war between two nuclear-armed rivals might look like. An official at the Airports Authority of India declined to comment.


India acknowledged one of its air force planes was "lost" in skirmishes with Pakistan and that its pilot was "missing in action" on a chaotic day, which also saw mortar shells fired by Indian troops from across the frontier dividing the two sectors of Kashmir kill six civilians and wound several others.

New Delhi has not commented on Pakistan's claim. Pakistan said Indian warplanes dropped bombs near the Pakistani town of Balakot but there were no casualties.

The Indian acknowledgment that Pakistan targeted "military installations" in retaliation for New Delhi's calibrated "non-military" strike will increase pressure on the Indian government to now retaliate in turn.

It said the strikes were aimed at a "non-military target", adding: "We have no intention of escalation". "That is why we undertook the action with clear warning and in broad daylight".

After the Indian planes were downed Wednesday, Kahn said in a televised speech that the two nations should settle their dispute with diplomacy. An Indian military statement said that "out of anger and frustration", Pakistan initiated an "unprovoked cease-fire violation".

Another police officer, S.P. Pani, said firefighters were at the site in Budgam area where the warplane crashed.

The CAA tweeted that it "has officially closed its airspace until further notice", while a Pakistani military spokesman said the decision had been taken "due to the environment". Both countries claim the Himalayan Kashmir region, which is divided by a militarized "Line of Control". The United States is distracted with the ongoing summitry in Hanoi, Vietnam, and China and Russian Federation are each seen as too partisan to Pakistan and India respectively.

The current crisis began on February 14 when Pakistan-based militants launched a suicide bombing inside the Indian part of the disputed Kashmir region, killing 40 police force members.

Cavusoglu said that he has told Pakistan that Turkey is willing to mediate between India and Pakistan.

Pakistani and Indian troops deployed in Kashmir often trade fire.


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