Airspace shut over Jammu-Kashmir and Pathankot region

28 February, 2019, 05:14 | Author: Sue Mclaughlin
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Both India and Pakistan claim all of Muslim-majority Kashmir, but control only parts of it.

The Srinagar officials said the aircraft broke into two and caught fire immediately.

"Air India has chose to fix cap of Rs 5,000 for its flights from Delhi to Srinagar, Leh and Jammu for all passengers", an airline source said.

Earlier top Jammu and Kashmir police sources said three PAF F-16 fighter jets violated Indian airspace in Nowshera sector, but were pushed back by the Indian side.

Two Indian jets were taken down by Pakistan Air Force this morning after another altercation between the two countries, this morning.

. This action was purely in self-defense and with no aggressive designs.

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An official of the Airports Authority of India in Srinagar, reportedly said, "The civilian air traffic has been suspended temporarily in view of the emergency". In New Delhi, Indian officials said Wednesday at least five of their soldiers were wounded in firing by Pakistani troops along the volatile frontier.

The local resident has been identified as Kifayat Hussain Ganaie, they said.

"PAF [Pakistan Air Force] shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace", tweeted military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor, adding that one aircraft had fallen in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, while the other crashed in India-administered Kashmir.

On February 1, a Mirage 2000 trainer fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Bengaluru. Yesterday, on 26 February, the Indian government said it had struck militant bases deep in Pakistan territory in a place called Balakot. The crash comes amid spiraling tensions with Pakistan.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has also stopped its domestic and global flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports. India has said that a terror camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammad was destroyed and a large number of terrorists were "eliminated".

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