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Indian military signals de-escalation, warns Pakistan against 'provocation'

'Despite the present turn of events, the Indian Army is committed to maintaining peace and stability in the region'

India Pakistan tension

India Pakistan tension

Ajai Shukla New Delhi

“In the aerial combat that ensued one F-16 of PAF was shot down by an IAF MiG-21 Bison [fighter aircraft]. The F-16 crashed and fell across the LoC… The IAF lost one MiG-21 in the aerial engagement.”

Even as de-escalation has been initiated at the political and senior military level, the army revealed tensions on the ground, with “unprovoked cease fire violations in Sunderbani, Bhimbar Gali, Naushera and Krishna Ghati sectors on (Tuesday). This was responded to by the Indian Army in a befitting and appropriate manner.”

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First Published: Mar 01 2019 | 2:12 AM IST

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