This was not retaliation to continued Indian belligerence, FO on PAF's strikes
00:16, Feb 28, 2019
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Two Pakistan Air Force jets entered into Indian airspace on Wednesday, in a surprise assault, and targetted two Indian warplanes, the military's spokesman has confirmed.
Thereafter, Indian Air Force jets responded and in an aerial engagement one Pakistani F16 was shot down by the IAF.
It said the strikes were aimed at a "non-military target", adding: "We have no intention of escalation". "Regret was expressed at continuing denial by Pakistan's political and military leadership at the presence of terrorist infrastructure in territories under its control", stated the MEA.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi alleged the Indian government is issuing threatening statements in the aftermath of Pulwama incident on the pretext of terrorism just to divert the world opinion from rights violations in Kashmir.
In a statement from Pakistan's Foreign Ministry released on Wednesday, officials the air force "undertook strikes" across the unofficial demarcation that divides Kashmir between Indian and Pakistani areas of control.
Kashmiri villagers and Indian army soldiers gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Wednesday, February 27, 2019.
Ghafoor also said that one of the captured Indian pilots was wounded and was being treated in a military hospital.
Flights on several airlines are affected. He said one Pakistani aircraft was shot down, something Pakistan denied. The Indian Foreign Ministry acknowledged that the country lost one MiG-21 warplane adding that the pilot had gone missing. Indiaclaimed to have killed 300 people in the strikes.
There are still significant questions over what, if anything, was struck by India's fighter jets in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The strikes were New Delhi's first on its neighbour's territory since the two countries went to war in 1971. But accounts diverge from there. Pakistani-based jihadist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has stepped up attacks across the border in recent years, including a convoy bombing two week ago, which killed 44 Indian police officers. Khan said, alluding to the nuclear arsenals both countries possess.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country had offered to "cooperate" with India following the February 14 attack. The assault is the biggest terrorist act in India since 2008.
"India will continue to act with responsibility and restraint", Swaraj said during a visit to China. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said at a press conference on Wednesday.
Tensions have been growing since a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14.
The shelling earlier Wednesday by India hit the village of Kotli in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, killing six civilians, including children, local police official Mohammad Altaf said.
Two militants allegedly belonging to JeM were shot dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir Shopain district on Wednesday morning, in the fourth counter-insurgency operation since a auto laden with explosives was detonated by an Indian paramilitary convoy, sparking the latest round of tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours.
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