Pakistan has shot down two Indian warplanes over the disputed territory of Kashmir, one day after New Delhi launched an airstrike against a jihadist militant camp in the country, an armed forces spokesperson said.
One plane went down on the Indian side of the border, and the two Indian Air Force pilots of the other plane was captured by Pakistani troops, Major General Asif Ghafoor said, later adding that Pakistan ‘does not want war’ with India.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry said today that they have ‘no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm’ adding that the planes had been shot down ‘with clear warning and in broad daylight.’
Police officials in Indian-occupied Kashmir said that two Indian pilots and a civilian had died after an air force plane crashed in Budgam district, some 18 miles from Srinagar, but did not confirm if the plane had been shot down by Pakistani forces.
The alleged downing of the Indian air crafts came hours after Pakistan said mortar shells fired by Indian troops from across the frontier dividing the two sectors of Kashmir killed six civilians and wounded several others.
Following are pictures of the Indian warplane shot down and the Pilot who was captured alive. Also there is a picture of Pakistani pilot who was leading the operation against Indian attack.