BBC: Pakistan-India: Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets' over Kashmir | Forum

Admin Feb 27 '19

Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian Air Force jets in a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict.

A spokesman said one plane had fallen inside Pakistani territory and a pilot had been arrested. There is no comment from India. Indian reports said a Pakistani aircraft had been shot down.

Pakistan earlier said it had hit Indian targets, a day after Indian jets struck militants in Pakistan.

The raids follow a militant attack in Kashmir which killed 40 Indian troops.

The 14 February suicide attack on an Indian military convoy in the Pulwama area was the deadliest militant attack to have taken place during the three-decade insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir.

Both India and Pakistan claim all of Muslim-majority Kashmir, but control only parts of it. The two nuclear powers have fought three wars and a limited conflict since independence from Britain in 1947 - and all but one were over Kashmir.

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