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Pak aircraft shot down, India seeks immediate return of captured IAF pilot

Both shoot down each other's jets; New Delhi seeks immediate return of captured pilot

Security Personals deployed outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi after tension at India-Pakistan border on Wednesday/PHOTO-DALIP KUMAR
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Security Personals deployed outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi after tension at India-Pakistan border on Wednesday | Photo-Dalip Kumar

Aditi Phadnis New Delhi
An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer was captured on Wednesday by Pakistan, which paraded him as a virtual prisoner of war, robbing some of the sheen of a spectacular aerial strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammad’s biggest training camp deep inside the neighbouring country a day earlier.

Pakistan had made light of the IAF action on Tuesday, but retaliated on Wednesday — first by unremitting gunfire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir and then sending fighter jets into Indian territory, targeting military installations. However, “in that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 1:19 AM IST

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