Civilians killed as India, Pakistan exchange shelling across Kashmir LoC

Civilians killed as India, Pakistan exchange shelling across Kashmir LoC

That led to a dogfight and the Indian fighter jet being shot down in Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

AMRAAM missiles allow a fighter pilot to target an enemy aircraft that is beyond visual range, in day or night.

A Pakistani soldier stands guard near the wreckage of an Indian plane shot down by the Pakistan military on Wednesday, in Hurran, near the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir, February 28, 2019.

Now, world leaders are scrambling to prevent a fourth amid rising tensions between the two countries.

Indian police, meanwhile, said two siblings and their mother were killed in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Several people were also injured in the clashes.

Soldiers again targeted each other's posts and villages along the volatile frontier, resultig in the deaths of at least six civilians with six others wounded, officials said on Saturday.

Pakistan retaliated, shooting down two Indian aircraft on Wednesday and capturing the pilot. "Azerbaijan supports all efforts aimed at ending the violence, as well as to ensure peace, security and prosperity in the region according to the norms and principles of global law and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions".


Addressing a press conference held at the Pakistan Railways Headquarters, he said that India was a big country but its prime minister " s thinking was cheap.

Kashmir has already been the site of two wars between India and Pakistan.

Indian and Pakistani forces continued their fierce artillery barrages in the divided Himalayan territory of Kashmir, with both sides accusing the other of initiating the deadly shelling.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Saturday that Russian Federation had offered to serve as a mediator to ease tensions.

In his interview to BBC Urdu, Qureshi said that Pakistan does not want regional peace to be ruined for the sake of (Indian) politics.

"It's a very irresponsible stand", Jaitley said at a conference organised by an Indian media group.

During the misadventure, Indian Air Force jets shot down an F-16 fighter jet.


Hostilities escalated rapidly following a suicide vehicle bombing on February 14 that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

In a separate interview to BBC News, the foreign minister, in response to a question pertaining to the Pulwama incident, said that there was "still confusion" over whether the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group had claimed responsibility for the attack or not.

Residents of the Pakistani border town of Chikhoti reported heavy shelling overnight and Friday morning.

The body was handed over to Pakistani authorities at the northeastern Wagah border.

In Pakistani-administered Kashmir, many displaced families urged the worldwide community to help resolve the issue of Kashmir so that they can live peacefully.

Lockheed Martin India said it "has made no such comments".

Dressed in a blue suit, Wing Commander Abhinandan was officially received by a delegation of officials of the Indian Air Force at the Wagah border amid high security.


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