Pakistani Prime Minister addressed the nation and decision makers in neighboring India to reiterate his message of peace and offer for dialogue.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the nation and decision makers in neighboring India to reiterate his message of peace and offer for dialogue. The address came after Pakistan Air Force successfully targeted non-military targets across the Line of Control earlier in the day-yesterday to demonstrate Pakistan’s aggressive capabilities, and shot down two Indian Air Force jets after they crossed the Line of Control. An Indian Air Force pilot is currently in the captivity of Pakistan’s armed forces. He has been identified as Wing Commander Abhi Nandan.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is encouraging India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and avoid escalation after an Indian airstrike in Pakistani territory.The statement from his spokesperson’s office said Pompeo spoke to government ministers of both countries by phone to emphasize the shared goal of peace and security in the region. Pompeo said he underscored to Pakistan the urgency of taking meaningful action against terrorist groups on its soil.Pakistan said the Indian warplanes dropped bombs near the town of Balakot but there were no casualties. India said the airstrike early Tuesday hit a terrorist training camp and killed a large number of militants.
Pakistan’s foreign ministry has summoned India’s top diplomat in Islamabad to protest the airstrike and said the “Indian aggression” would get a “befitting response.” Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian military jets and captured a pilot in a major escalation between the nuclear powers over Kashmir.
India said it lost one MiG21 fighter and a pilot was missing in action.
Pakistani PM Imran Khan said the two sides could not afford a miscalculation with the weapons they had. India and Pakistan – both nuclear-armed states – claim all of Kashmir, but control only parts of it.
They have fought three wars since independence from Britain and partition in 1947. All but one were over Kashmir.

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