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India-Pak conflict: Govt protests Pakistan's 'vulgar display' of IAF pilot

India's demarche to the Pakistani envoy Delhi asked the country to ensure that no harm comes to the pilot and protested his "vulgar display"

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj with MoS for External Affairs VK Singh at a press conference over the death of 39 Indians who were kidnapped in Iraq.
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India on Wednesday asked Pakistan to safely return an Indian Air Force pilot who was reportedly captured during in an air battle the two countries on Wednesday

India’s demarche came after Pakistan's chief military spokesman his army had only downed Indian pilot in custody, having previously said two pilots had been captured.

"There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army's custody," Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet about the pilot, who was shot down earlier in the day after responding to a Pakistani air strike in Kashmir.

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First Published: Feb 27 2019 | 7:21 PM IST

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