Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Tag Archives: India

Pakistan set to release Indian pilot as ‘peace gesture’


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan Thursday announced to release captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan today (Friday) as a ‘gesture of peace’. However, in the same breath he warned India that any ‘miscalculation’ may prove disastrous for the whole region. “Do not misconstrue Pakistan’s desire for ...

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Tension between nuclear-armed neighbors in South Asia

The latest confrontation between India and Pakistan involving tit-for-tat air raids has heightened tensions in South Asia. To begin with, the suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir by Islamist extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammad killed more than 40 troopers on February 14. Tensions peaked when Indian Air Force launched airstrike ...

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Pakistan Air Force downs two Indian fighter jets, 2 pilots arrested

RAWALPINDI: In a response to Indian Line of Control (LoC) violation, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) has destroyed two Indian fighter jets on Wednesday morning. According to details, the wreckage of one aircraft fell in Central Kashmir’s Budgam while the other’s in Pakistan territory. Two of the pilots have been killed ...

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Pakistan says ‘will respond’ to Indian air raids on its territory

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan says it reserves the right to respond to Indian air raids on its territory early on Tuesday morning and has called a meeting of its top nuclear command authority, as tensions peak between the South Asian neighbours. Indian air attacks struck near the northern Pakistani village of Jaba, witnesses ...

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India carries out air strikes in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan downplayed Tuesday’s incident, Indian military aircraft crossed into its territory in the disputed Kashmir region and “released a payload” after Pakistan scrambled its own jets, but there was no casualties or damage. “Indian aircrafts intruded from Muzafarabad sector,” Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on ...

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Give peace a chance: Imran Khan responds to Modi

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday responded to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments given a day earlier and assured him that he stands by his words that if India provides Pakistan with “actionable intelligence” regarding the February 14 attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama, “we will immediately act”. ...

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UN rights chief concerned over attacks on Kashmiris in India

LONDON: The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, has expressed concern over the brutal targeting of Kashmiris and Muslims by Hindu extremists on the pretext of the Pulwama blast in Kashmir. According to Kashmir Media Service, the spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert ...

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IOC withdraws Olympic places from India event

NEW DELHI: The International Olympic Committee on Thursday cancelled places for the 2020 Tokyo Games shooting competition to be awarded at an event in India after the host country refused to give visas to Pakistani shooters. India has accused Pakistan of involvement in a suicide bombing in Kashmir last week ...

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Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water

LAHORE/NEW DELHI: In response to an Indian minister’s statement that his country has decided to stop the flow of water to Pakistan from its share in the rivers under the Indus Water Treaty (IWT), Pakistan says it has no concern if India diverts water of eastern rivers (Ravi, Sutlej and ...

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