Pakistan Shoots Down 2 Indian Fighter Jets In Dramatic Border Conflict Escalation
Update 2: Pakistan is now saying that only one Indian pilot is in custody…and India has confirmed that only one pilot is missing. Meanwhile, there have been reports of “heavy exchange of fire” in multiple areas along the border.
Regarding the detained pilot, India’s Ministry of External Affairs has lodged a “strong protest” after summoning Pakistan’s deputy high commissioner. In a statement, India accused Pakistan of violating the Geneva Convention by shooting down its planes, and said that it expects the “safe return” of the detained pilot.
Update and recap: After some initial confusion and conflicting statements about the number of aircraft involved in Wednesday’s hostilities, Bloomberg has produced this roundup of remarks from both sides that helps to clear things up. The follow-up included Pakistan’s description of shooting down Indian jets.
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