Two Indian jets shot down by Pakistan

Wednesday, 27 February, 2019 - 11:44

Pakistan said on Wednesday morning it had shot down two Indian jets and carried out strikes into its neighbour to demonstrate its right to self defence a day after Indian jets hit its own territory.

A statement from Pakistan's foreign ministry, said the Pakistan air force launched strikes across the disputed line of control in Kashmir.

It said strikes had been taken at non-military targets avoiding civilian casualties.

A spokesman for Pakistan's military said that Indian jets had then crossed the line of control and the Pakistan air forces had gone on to shoot two of them down inside Pakistani airspace.

"One of the aircraft fell inside Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while other fell inside Indian Occupied Kashmir. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area," said Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor.

There was no immediate response from Delhi, but Indian media did report an Indian air force jet crashed in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday morning.