Pakistan says 2 Indian warplanes downed, 2 pilots captured

Pakistan claims to have shot down two Indian aircraft as tensions flare

The air force also shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter aircraft, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The downing of the Indian jets came a day after Indian warplanes struck a military training camp in Pakistani-controlled parts of Kashmir.

Pakistan's foreign ministry statement said: "This was not a retaliation to continued Indian belligerence". Due to our high state of readiness and alertness, Pakistan's attempts were foiled successfully. The flare up in the cross-LoC shelling, which was initiated by Pakistani troops in early hours of Wednesday, has resulted in security forces and other establishments being put on a heightened alert.

The Indian Air Force has claimed to have shot down a Pakistan Air Force' F-16 fighter jet in retaliatory fire 3 Kilometers within Pakistan territory in Nowshera sector.

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. "In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one MiG 21", Kumar said. The pilot is missing in action.

"We will not sit back", she told BBC radio when asked whether Pakistan will respond to India's attack. We are ascertaining the facts.

Flight operations were suspended across major airports in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, in wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India.

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.

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The Pakistani envoy rejected as "absolutely untrue" the Indian claims that it hit a Jaish-e-Muhammad training, and she warned that a risky situation is evolving.

The latest wave of tensions between Pakistan and India first erupted after the militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide bombing of a convoy of India's paramilitary forces in the Indian portion of Kashmir that killed over 40 Indian troops.

Both China and the European Union have also called for restraint.

China Wednesday again urged the two sides to "exercise restraint" and seek dialogue.

Some Kashmiri groups in Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting against Indian rule for independence or for unification with neighboring Pakistan.

Previously, the U.S. and other members of the worldwide community have acted to defuse tensions.

"Contrary to reports thus far, all IAF pilots have been accounted for, say some sources to me".

"The risks of letting this play out are too great".

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