'It's WAR!' Former Pakistan foreign minister ATTACKS India amid India-Pakistan conflict

'It's WAR!' Former Pakistan foreign minister ATTACKS India amid India-Pakistan conflict

'It's WAR!' Former Pakistan foreign minister ATTACKS India amid India-Pakistan conflict

Meanwhile, the foreign ministry in Islamabad said the country's air force was carrying out airstrikes Wednesday from within Pakistani airspace across the disputed Kashmir boundary but that this was not in "retaliation to continued Indian belligerence".

He says that "one Indian pilot was arrested by troops on ground while two are in the area" on Wednesday.

Pakistani airspace has officially been closed for commercial flights, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced on Wednesday.

The ministry said the strikes on Wednesday are aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".

Earlier today, the Pakistan military spokesperson said Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and two of their aircraft were shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.

The DG ISPR relayed that, we have caught two Indian pilots; one of them is shifted to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) owing to his injured condition, while the other is in custody.

The incident is the latest in a unsafe sequence of events between the two countries, whose ties have been under intense strain since a February 14 suicide bombing in Indian Kashmir that killed 40 troops.

"One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK". Both countries agree that Indian jets made it to within at least a few miles of Balakot, a small city about five miles inside Pakistani territory.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday called a meeting of the top decision-making body on nuclear issues after India targeted terrorist camp in the country.

Post the IAF strike, the Pakistan army warned India saying "It is your turn now to wait and get ready for our surprise".

The Pulwama terror attack had caused unanimous outrage in India as a Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) claimed responsibility for the tragic incident.

The violence Wednesday marked the most serious escalation of the long-simmering conflict since 1999, when Pakistan's military sent a ground force into Indian-controlled Kashmir at Kargil. 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.

While India has consistently accused its neighbour of supporting extremist groups, Pakistan has equally vehemently denied any role in attacks in India and its only Muslim-majority state, Kashmir.

Indian air force spokesman Anupam Banerjee in New Delhi said he has no information on Pakistan's statement.

"I also encouraged both ministers to prioritize direct communication and avoid further military activity", he said.

He also praised Pakistan's military.

Earlier, sources at the Karachi airport had told DawnNewsTV that Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) New Delhi-bound flight PK-270 had been cancelled due to tensions at the Line of Control.

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