Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Turkish, Pakistani leaders discuss Pakistan-India tensions by phone

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Varthaman safely ejected after striking a Pakistani aircraft, but his parachute drifted into the Pakistan-controlled side of Kashmir, Indian officials said. "They transported me to their unit and provided me first aid".

"What I said in my speech was I criticized Modi and I will continue to do so".

The parliament also condemned India's baseless allegations against Pakistan in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack of February 14 for being politically motivated, and pointed out that that the Indian government's subsequent actions have been guided by its electoral calculations. New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting terrorists, while Pakistan rejects these claims.

The Indian Air Force said it would continue to target terrorist camps in Pakistan, maintaining the government's position that Islamabad is sponsoring terrorist groups.

In one video posted on social media, a Pakistani soldier ankle-deep in a stream of water in the disputed Kashmir region can be seen shielding the pilot from angry villagers and shouting "enough" as they pummel his bloodied face and strike blows against his limp body.

"I remember when U.S. Navy Seals went to Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden, then why can't India?" he asked.

"The announcement of the release [of the Indian pilot] is indeed a good gesture but will not satisfy India, which wants Pakistan to dismantle terror infrastructure", Khoda told BenarNews.

Image copyright Pakistan Information Ministry (ISPR) Image caption Pakistan says the Indian pilot, named as as Wing Commander Abhinandan, is being treated well What happened to the pilot?

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Pakistani foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi meanwhile said he was boycotting a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Abu Dhabi, as India had been invited.

Kashmir has been divided but claimed in its entirety by both India and Pakistan since nearly immediately after the two countries' creation in 1947.

An infuriated Islamabad denied casualties or damage, but a day later launched its own incursion across the LoC.

February 24: Five people - three rebels, a counterinsurgency police officer and an army soldier - are killed in a gun battle between members of a Pakistani militant group and Indian security forces.

India's military gave their take on the downing of the Pakistani warplane in its airspace on Thursday.

It firmly echoed Prime Minister Imran Khan's call on February 27 to avoid further escalation.

"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 added. New Delhi has accused Pakistan of shielding militant group Jaish e Mohammad, which has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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