Indian air force plane crashes in Kashmir: Indian police official

Indian shelling kills civilians in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

Indian shelling kills civilians in Pakistan-administered Kashmir

During the phone conversation, that followed the LoC breach, the foreign minister said that he had expressed Pakistan's apprehensions that India might attempt to ruin regional peace for the sake of political gains. "We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm", it added.

The aircraft was brought down in Jhangar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri sector, officials in the Indian Army said.

Major General Asif Ghafoor apprising the media about the action said, PAF struck down two of Indian jets for violating our air spaces. He had said earlier that two pilots were captured, but did not explain the discrepancy. He said one Pakistani aircraft was shot down, something Pakistan denied.

Ghafoor also said that one of the captured Indian pilots was wounded and was being treated in a military hospital.

Both India and the USA see Pakistan as providing safe haven for terrorist groups and point to the fact that the leadership of groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, which carried out the Mumbai attacks in 2008, still live freely in Pakistan.

Guterres called the foreign minister and discussed the regional security situation and assured Pakistan of UN's support, a press statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday.

Both countries have ordered airstrikes over the last two days, and tensions had escalated since a suicide vehicle bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir had killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police earlier this month.

In a playbook response - similar to that following the surgical strikes of 2016 - Pakistan said Indian bombs did not have any impact on infrastructure on its territory.

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The Pakistan military spokesperson stressed, "The state, government, armed forces and people of Pakistan have always conveyed a message of peace to India".

"No military installations were targeted", Swaraj said.

JeM is an anti-India group that has been linked to al-Qaeda and has been on a United Nations terrorist list since 2001.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has also convened a meeting of National Command Authority (NCA) which deals with nuclear arsenals and their use.

"It is your turn now to wait and get ready for our surprise", Ghafoor said on Tuesday night.

The situation was no different in villages along the Line of Control in Indian-controlled Kashmir, where residents were moving to safer places following the intense exchange of fire, which began Tuesday and continued Wednesday.

Also on February 27, Pakistani police said that Indian troops fired mortar shells across the LoC, killing six civilians. According to the PTI, the jets entered into the Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning, but were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.

Markets and shops across Kashmir were shut on Wednesday in protest at the arrests of hundreds of separatist activists and leaders in the days before Tuesday's military operations.

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