Indian government summons Pakistan envoy, registers protest over PAF strike inside India

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Indian government summons Pakistan envoy, registers protest over PAF strike inside India

*New Delhi: *

The Indian government today said it expects the immediate and safe return of an Indian Air Force pilot captured by Pakistan after an air combat between the two sides for the first time since 1971, which marked the worst escalation between the neighbours in decades.

In a demarche handed over to the Pakistani envoy in the evening, India lodged a strong protest at what it called an "unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan", saying its jets had targeted military installations in India a day after India's air strike to target a camp in Balakot. by Taboola link: Sponsored Links link: . link Happens With Your Body When You Eat OnionNutrition Expert link

"India also strongly objects to Pakistan's vulgar display of an injured personnel of the Indian Air Force in violation of all norms of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention.

It was made clear that Pakistan would be well advised to ensure that no harm comes to the Indian defence personnel in its custody," said New Delhi in its statement.

A video showed the pilot sipping tea, saying that "officers of the Pakistani army have looked after me well"