India shuts 4 airports after Pak warplanes cross border

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In a sign of how quickly the situation could spiral, Pakistan's military spokesman alluded to its nuclear arsenal Tuesday, saying that Khan had also convened a meeting Wednesday of the National Command Authority, the body which oversees its nuclear weapons. There was no immediate reaction from Modi.

"You can't overfly China, so you have to overfly Pakistan and India and go to Southeast Asia and Australia".

While both sides have sought to play down the threat of war, the rare aerial engagement over the divided and disputed territory of Kashmir significantly raises the stakes in a standoff sparked by a suicide attack on the Indian-controlled side earlier this month. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said.

"We solemnly call on India and Pakistan to exercise restraint in order to avert any risk of military escalation and to preserve strategic stability in the region", it said. He did not explain what caused the confusion.

"The other one is with us". He did not elaborate beyond saying the pilots were being "treated well" and made no mention of them being returned to India. We have no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm.

"In this engagement, we have unfortunately lost one Mig-21".

"We will not sit back", she told BBC radio when asked whether Pakistan will respond to India's attack. PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistan airspace. The Srinagar airport, which has been shut along with two other airports for civilian flights in the region, is also an air force station.

Eyewitnesses said soldiers fired into the air to keep residents away from the crash site.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) tweeted that it "has officially closed its airspace until further notice", while a Pakistani military spokesman said the decision had been taken "due to the environment". "No commercial flights are coming to Amritsar, there is no base here, so flights are not even taking off from here".

The ministry said Wednesday's strikes were aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".

Kashmir escalation: Pakistan 'shoots down two Indian jets'
The conflct in the region escalated after India bombed militant camps in Pakistan yesterday - camps Pakistan claims do not exist. Indian police reported that an Indian air force plane crashed in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a civilian.

Local officials on the Pakistani side said at least four people had been killed and seven wounded, though it was unclear if the casualties were civilian or military.

Flight operations were suspended across major airports in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, in wake of the escalating tensions between Pakistan and India.

India said Pakistan jets intruded into Indian air space in the Rajouri and Poonch sectors.

Since they were partitioned in 1947, the two countries have fought three wars - in 1948, 1965 and 1971 - two of them over Kashmir.

The shells hit the village of Kotli in Pakistan's section of Kashmir.

In Pakistan's part of Kashmir, hundreds of villagers have fled border towns. "Because we are a responsible state and want peace, we decided that we will not use any military target." the army spokesperson said. A statement from Pakistan International Airlines, said, "Attention!"

Pakistan state media published a video purportedly showing the captured pilot being interrogated.

The last two days of air strikes represent the worst escalation since 2001, when Pakistan and India moved ballistic missiles and troops to their border following an attack on parliament in New Delhi that was also blamed on Jaish-e-Mohammad.

India's action came after Pakistani F-16 jets allegedly violated Indian airspace in retaliation for Indian Air Force jets bombing a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday.

The tensions between India and Pakistan elevated after a suicide auto bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian paramilitary police on February 14.