Some source reported that Wing Commander Abhi Nandan is pilot of a MiG-21 Bison fighter jet of 51st Squadron.
The aircraft was brought down in Jhangar area of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri sector, officials in the Indian Army said. "Now the worldwide diplomatic community should exert maximum pressure on Pakistan so this situation does not spiral".
Calling on the worldwide community to play its role, DG ISPR said, "Pakistan is sending a message of peace and they should also come forward and see how the environment between India and Pakistan are a threat to peace and development not only to the two countries but the region and beyond".
Pakistan on Wednesday claimed that it shot down two Indian military aircraft over Pakistani air space and arrested two pilots. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said. "One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground", the DG ISPR stated. Two were shot down, he said.
The injured pilot was being treated at a military hospital, Ghafoor told a news conference in the garrison town of Rawalpindi.
Spyder Air Defence Missiles Used First Time Given that it has claimed no damage by Indian fighter jets, the Pakistani air force will not have easy targets for revenge as any strike on a military facility here would be seen as an act of war, which could escalate into a full-scale conflict.
Both China and the European Union have also called for restraint.
Eyewitnesses said soldiers fired warning shots into the air to keep residents away from the crash site.
"After PAF decided on targets, two Indian jets entered Pakistani airspace and the PAF faced them".Читайте также: Jurgen Klopp issues injury update on Roberto Firmino
Referring to the air strike by IAF as "counter-terrorism actions", U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo issued a statement saying he spoke to Pakistan's Foreign Minister SM Qureshi as well as India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and asked them to avoid "escalation".
It comes hours after a Pakistani spokesperson said its nation's armed forces shot down two Indian warplanes in its airspace over disputed Kashmir.
New Delhi has not commented on Pakistan's claim.
The strikes were the deepest inside Pakistani territory since the neighboring countries last went to war over Kashmir in 1971.
Residents on both sides of the de-facto frontier, the so-called Line of Control, said there were exchanges of fire between the two sides through the night into Wednesday morning.
This shortly after Pakistani police said mortar shells fired by Indian troops from across the frontier in the Himalayan region of Kashmir killed six civilians on Wednesday.
The Pakistani foreign office also released a statement saying that the air force "undertook strikes" across the border, known as the Line of Control, Wednesday - however it did not elaborate on what it meant by "strikes" and did not mention shooting down planes.
Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other's warplanes, in a dramatic escalation of the risky confrontation between the nuclear-armed rivals.
She said the limited objective of India's pre-emptive strike inside Pakistan on a terrorist training camp Tuesday was to prevent another terror attack inside India by the Jaish-e-Mohammad extremist group.
Meanwhile airports in certain parts of India including also Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Pathankot, Amritsar and Shimla also suspended flights on Wednesday, officials said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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