Two Indian jets shot down, and a pilot arrested, claims Pakistan

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“India does not wish to see further escalation of the situation,” she said, speaking from a meeting with Russian and Chinese foreign ministers in China.

Kashmir — Pakistan Army’s official spokesperson claimed that two Indian fighter-jets are shot-down in the Pakistan territory and an Indian pilot has been arrested. However, there has been no denial from the Indian officials about the arrest.

Pakistan’s information ministry has published a video purporting to show one of the Indian pilots Pakistani military says has captured.

The captured Indian pilot is shown blindfolded and appears to have blood on his face, and he identifies himself as Wing-Commander Abhinandan.

Pakistan claims that it has “taken strikes at [a] non-military target, avoiding human loss and collateral damage”.

However Major General Ghafoor of Pakistan Army said, Pakistan had not hit Indian military targets because “we don’t want to go on the path of war”.

India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said that India will act with full responsibility and restraint.

“India does not wish to see further escalation of the situation,” she said, speaking from a meeting with Russian and Chinese foreign ministers in China.

The US, EU, Saudi Arabia, UAE and China have all called for de-escalation of war. — BBC World Service