Abhinandan a picture of courage, calmness amid India-Pakistan conflict

Abhinandan a picture of courage, calmness amid India-Pakistan conflict

Meanwhile, two pilots were killed after a fighter Jet of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Garend Kalan village of central Kashmir's Budgam district on Wednesday morning, reported GNS.

Air Canada has temporarily suspended service to India, following a decision by the Pakistani government to close its airspace, a spokeswoman for the carrier said on Wednesday. The response by Pakistani air force came a day after IAF smashed a terrorist training camp of JeM terror camp in Balakot in Pakistan.

"Today, Pakistan Air Force undertook strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace", foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.

Britain Prime Minister Theresa May, while calling the two nations to show restraint, said that her country was in talks with other global partners, including the UN, to come up with ways to help defuse tension in the region.

"With the weapons you have and the weapons we have, can we really afford a miscalculation?"

Bahrain's Gulf Air said it had suspended all fights to and from Pakistan due to closure of airspace while low-priced carrier flydubai said it is reviewing its schedule.

The air marshal has given talks supporting the induction of women in combat roles in the air force, and advised Mani Ratnam on his 2017 film Katru Veliyadai, sources said. India immediately blamed Pakistan for the attack.

A Pakistan-based group said it carried out the attack - the deadliest to take place during a three-decade insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir.




"In the aerial engagement, a Pakistan fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG-21 Bison".

The situation has led some investors to turn to safer havens, with the Japanese yen and Swiss franc both strengthening in the wake of Pakistan's downing of the Indian aircraft. Hundreds of villagers fled border towns in both India and Pakistan.

Kumar said Wednesday's clash began when Pakistan targeted military installations on the Indian side of Kashmir with airstrikes.

Five videos were shot by Pakistani army and released on WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as part of a psychological operation against the country, the officials said. "Our action is just to let them know that just like they intruded into our territory, we are also capable of going into their territory", he said, according to the BBC. The Pakistani military said it did not engage that aircraft. The region is split between Pakistan and India and claimed by both in its entirety.

SriLankan Airlines cancelled flights to the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore on Thursday following the airspace closing.

Earlier, India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said her country wants to avoid any "further escalation of the situation".

The ongoing flare-up started on February 14 with the suicide bombing of Indian police troops in Kashmir, a divided region in the north that has been contested by Islamabad and New Delhi since 1947.

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