JeM chief Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, admits Foreign Minister Qureshi

JeM chief Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, admits Foreign Minister Qureshi

JeM chief Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, admits Foreign Minister Qureshi

Air Vice Marshal R J K Kapoor, an Indian Air Force spokesman, said the force was "extremely happy and looks forward to the return of the Indian pilot".

Pakistani demonstrators chant slogans and burn an effigy depicting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Peshawar, Pakistan, Feb. 28, 2019, as tension between the nuclear-armed neighbors mounted.

India claimed the jets flew deep into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, crossing the Line of Control in Kashmir, and dropped several 1,000-kilogram bombs on terror training centres and launch pads.

Pakistani and Indian officials completed the handover process in the presence of some independent global observers, the reports said.

The Indian Air Force pilot, identified as Wing Commander Abhinandan, had been reported "missing in action" by Indian officials.

Sheikh Mohamed, who was on an official visit to Singapore, phoned the Indian and Pakistani prime ministers to stress the importance of "dealing wisely with recent developments and giving priority to dialogue and communication", according to a post on his Twitter account that was also released in Hindi and Urdu.

The report quoted Khan as saying that he "tried to call Modi last night" (Wednesday). "You want to make it a common challenge, I am ready", he said. The United States and other world powers have urged restraint.

"If they have solid, inalienable evidence that is acceptable to courts of Pakistan, share it with us so that we can convince the people and we can convince the independent judiciary of Pakistan", Qureshi said. I am happy that they have taken notice of the situation...

Following intelligence inputs, in the early morning hours of 18 February, a joint team comprising 55 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and Special Operations Group of India killed two terrorists and two supporters in an anti-terrorism encounter operation in the ensuing manhunt for the perpetrators in Pulwama.

"We are ready for any positive commitment", the Minister said, amid the increasing tensions between India and Pakistan since a suicide auto bomber of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) killed 44 Indian soldiers on February 14 when they were traveling in a convoy.

The Minister told CNN that an all out war between India and Pakistan would be "mutual suicide". Both claim it in full and have fought two wars over the Himalayan territory. The Indian Film and Television Directors' Association also announced a ban on Pakistani artists in films and music produced in India.

Welcoming Turkey's positive but cautious approach to the crisis, Bhattacharyya said India "highly appreciated the Turkish Foreign Ministry's statement and Turkey's sentiments". Pakistan said the Indian operation was a failure that did not kill anyone.

India confirmed the loss of one of its MiG-21s and the capture of its pilot.

India's foreign ministry branded Pakistan's videos as a "vulgar display" of an injured airman, saying they violated worldwide humanitarian law and the Geneva convention.

"Our leadership should reciprocate", she tweeted.

His father, a retired air force officer, told the Times of India newspaper, "Just look at the way he talked so bravely. a true soldier. we are proud of him".

India's military gave their take on the downing of the Pakistani warplane in its airspace on Thursday.

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