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27/02/2019 12:42 PM IST | Updated 28/02/2019 10:10 AM IST

2 Indian Military Aircrafts Shot Down, One Pilot Arrested, Says Pakistan

Pakistan claimed it shot down two Indian military aircraft over Pakistani air space.

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s chief military spokesman said on Wednesday the Pakistani army currently had only one downed Indian pilot in custody, having previously said two pilots had been captured, one of whom was wounded.

“There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody,” Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet above a photograph apparently showing the captured pilot, who was shot down earlier in the day after responding to a Pakistani air strike in Kashmir.

Pakistan claimed it shot down two Indian military aircraft over Pakistani air space.

Pakistan’s statement comes a day after India struck terror camps across the Line of Control in Balakot, killing several terrorists. Pakistan had called it a violation of the LOC.