Indian government requests IAF Pilot safe return from Pakistan

Indian government requests IAF Pilot safe return from Pakistan

NEW DELHI - The Indian government said an Indian pilot was in Pakistan custody after a fighter jet was shot down in an encounter with Pakistani Air Force this morning.

It said it expected the pilot's immediate and safe return.

This came after Pakistan claimed "strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace", in the worst escalation of hostilities between the countries in decades following India's air strike to target Balakot on Tuesday. Promoted: In Stores

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