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Brief Overview Of Pakistani-Indian Conflict On February 26-27 (Map)

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Brief Overview Of Pakistani-Indian Conflict On February 26-27 (Map)

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On February 27th, India and Pakistan are on the brink of a major conflict, after the latter claimed it had shot down two Indian fighter jets in response to the bombing of alleged terror targets in Pakistan.

Tensions have been rising since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based armed group, Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), in Indian-administered Kashmir killed at least 42 Indian paramilitary forces on February 14.

Brief Overview Of Pakistani-Indian Conflict On February 26-27 (Map)

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However, on February 26th, the risk of escalation rose dramatically after India bombed targets inside Pakistan in what was described as a “non-military pre-emptive action” against armed group JeM.

Pakistan reported the Indian airspace incursion, with military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor saying its air force jets were scrambling to respond, forcing the Indian aircraft to “release [their] payload in haste while escaping”.

Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, however, asserted that the jets had hit their target, and that “a very large number of JeM terrorists, trainers, senior commanders and groups of jihadis who were being trained for fidayeen action were eliminated

“The government of India is firmly and resolutely committed to taking all necessary measures to fight the menace of terrorism,” he said. “Hence this non-military pre-emptive action was specifically targeted at the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp.”

Then followed the Pakistani response on the next day.

India confirmed the Pakistan strikes but said that it had lost only one aircraft. One pilot was missing, it said. India did not say where its plane went down.

Indian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said an Indian air force plane retaliated, shooting down a Pakistani jet, which fell on the Pakistan side of the border.

The Pakistani military then said that it holds one Indian pilot, earlier it said it had two, but India said it only had one pilot unaccounted for.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country is ready for dialogue with India and urged the need for “better sense to prevail.”

“I am addressing India. It is very important that we use wisdom,” Khan said

He also urged to avoid “miscalculations.”

“History tells us that wars are full of miscalculation. My question is that given the weapons we have can we afford miscalculation,” Khan said.

Turkey also called for calm between the countries. Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu voiced concern over the increasing tension between India and Pakistan.

“We are concerned over this tension. We want to call for common sense and calm between the parties. Steps that will escalate the tension should be avoided,” Cavusoglu said.

Turkey considered the dispute over Kashmir as the source of the issue.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May urged India and Pakistan to show restraint.

“The UK is deeply concerned about rising tensions between India and Pakistan and urgently calls for restraint on both sides to avoid further escalation,” May told Parliament.

EU Foreign Affairs Representative Federica Mogherini also urged “utmost restraint” amid the tensions.

Germany also called for calm. “The federal government makes an urgent appeal for both sides to refrain from steps that could further escalate the conflict,” German Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Adebahr said.

Also, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spoke over the phone with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, and offered mediation between India and Pakistan, after rising tensions between the two countries. Zarif urged both countries to practice restraint. According to Iranian media, Zarif will also speak to the Indian foreign minister, but did not specify when.

The US National Security Council also concluded that Potential risks associated with further military action by India and Pakistan are unacceptably high.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also urged the two countries to “exercise restraint.”

“We encourage India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, and avoid escalation at any cost,” Pompeo said in a statement after speaking with the foreign ministers of both countries. He said that in talks with both sides he stressed “the priority of de-escalating current tensions by avoiding military action, and the urgency of Pakistan taking meaningful action against terrorist groups operating on its soil.”

Finally, many airlines cancelled flights to Pakistan and to some parts of India as a result of the tensions.

Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, flydubai, Gulf Air, SriLankan Airlines, and Air Canada are the companies that cancelled their flights.

Flightradar24.com, showed Singapore Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Aeroflot, and Air India were forced to reroute flights.

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  • RichardD

    It looks to me like the Pak authorities are knowingly allowing an armed militia terror organization carrying out attacks on a neighbor to operate from their territory. This organization is almost certainly an intel front for Pakistan or is sufficiently infiltrated that the Paks are complicit in it’s attacks. I’m not aware of the Indians allowing these types of organizations to operate from their territory against Pakistan.

    • RichardD

      “Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus happened when Kashmiri Hindus, a large majority of whom were Kashmiri Pandits, were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of terrorism, on or after 20 January 1990. The estimate of Pandits having fled Kashmir ranges from approximately 100,000 to as high as 800,000.”

      – Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Hindus –

      https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ethnic_cleansing_of_Kashmiri_Hindus

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Rubbish, are you a fanatical Hindu? dude you loser took on the wrong people and got fucked, get over it. Modi is now sulking and India will now just shut the fuck up and so should you. Defeat is a bitch :)

        • RichardD

          You haven’t disproven anything that I’ve written, and I’ve disproven many of your lies. So whose the loser loser?

      • zara ali

        Richard, Kashmir has had history pre 1990 as well if you would care to know.
        https://wannaknowthetruthblog.wordpress.com/2018/07/02/691/#more-691
        So I guess you need to inform yourself of the context and the continued chain of events since instead of starting your story from 1990.

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The devious British scum created the whole mess, including Kashmir, Cyprus and Palestine.

          • zara ali

            Indeed. Correctly pointed out. But when I researched for a research essay on the subject it almost felt Kashmir dispute was the result of an Anglo-Indian conspiracy quite alike in its aim and essence to the Anglo-Zionist conspiracy vis-a-vis Palestine.

          • Zionism = EVIL

            Sadly, the braindead and brainwashed western sheeple get their “knowledge” from Wikipedia :) and Zionist crappola. India has illegally occupied Kashmir despite 99% support for its amalgamation with Pakistan in 1947. The Brits moved Indian troops to Srinagar in US supplied C-47 Dakota’s to suppress the Kashmiri revolt. India has deployed over 1 million BSF, Army and police forces in Kashmir since then and now has Zionist advisors who are teaching the Indian military torture techniques perfected in the Occupation of Palestine. Over 60,000 Kashmiri youth have lost their lives, school girls have been raped and over 3,000 school kids blinded by pellet guns using buck shot at point blank range. The Kashmiris had no choice but to resort to some semblance of resistance.

        • RichardD

          I went through the history before posting my comments and posted quotes that I think are relevant to illustrate that the Paks are serial international law violators and state sponsors of terrorism and ethnic cleansing.

          • zara ali

            “Paks are serial international law violators and state sponsors of terrorism and ethnic cleansing.” Thank you for that… that helps me pull back now because I do not like to argue with those who insist on remaining delusional… the quoted portion of your response just helped debunk the level of your insistence on remaining ignorant of truth. You all have the same cheat sheet to pick words from.

          • RichardD

            You haven’t disproven anything that I’ve written or that is in the Wikipedia article. I’m not going to read a chapter in book because you can’t prove your point. If there’s something in your article that disproves what I’ve written. Then copy and paste it here and explain yourself.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The people of Kashmir voted in 1947 to join Pakistan. India like its Zionist masters is illegally occupying 60% of Kashmir and committing atrocities like the Zionist brutality in Palestine.

      • RichardD

        You haven’t disproven the Pak supported ethnic cleansing of non Muslims in Kashmir and state sponsored terrorism against ethnic Indians in Kashmir. There are a lot of UN members with secessionist populations. That doesn’t justify foreign state sponsored terrorism. Many nations, the US included, have human rights abuse issues. And the Indian’s human rights problems aren’t limited to Kashmir.

    • zara ali

      Wikipedia is your source of info in this time and age. Sad and sorry state of affairs Richard.

      • RichardD

        It isn’t just Wikipedia. You can check the footnotes of the article. There are dozens of them.

        • zara ali

          Man if you are interested in truth and not the cooked up mainstream history the West is so fond of then I have provided you a link and you can use your own brains to see what makes sense. If you are interested in just fake news and false history feast yourself for there is plenty out there to feast upon.

          • RichardD

            You haven’t disproven anything that I’ve written or that is in the Wikipedia article. I’m not going to read a chapter in book because you can’t prove your point. If there’s something in your article that disproves what I’ve written. Then copy and paste it here and explain yourself.

  • Attrition47

    The Indian occupiers of Kashmir make Americans look civilised.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The Hindu extremists are worse than headchoppers and are committing horrendous atrocities against the unarmed people of Kashmir. The Zionist have MOSSAD teams attached to Indian occupation forces that are “advising” them to rape school children, blind kids with pellets and kill any young man. It was the Zionist who provided India with the dud bombs as the other Southfront article accurately states.

    • Sinbad2

      I wouldn’t go that far, remember the people who were cutting the throats of Syrian children on video, worked for the USA.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    It is that simple India fucked with the wrong people and got humiliated.

    • Zionism = EVIL
    • Mahmoud Larfi

      India reacted the right way as did Pakistan, now it’s time for de-escalation.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Modi looks like a complete moron to his RSS Hindu fanatical base. As the Editorial in even Times of India concluded, India is not in a position to start a full scale war. There is ZERO chance of any escalation, but India’s global humiliation. There is old Persian saying “He who doesn’t go to war roars like a lion”.Modi should take heed as Imran Khan is giving him a way of the hole.

        • Sinbad2

          Modi has demonstrated his incompetence on many occasions, but being a moron is not a hindrance in Indian politics.

        • peacelover

          As a pakistani i appreciate your views.
          THANK u for telling people the real facts in south asian current affairs.

  • Sinbad2

    So who committed the terror attack, and for what reason?
    I suspect the US staged the terror attack to start a war between India and Pakistan, to try and stop the China/Pakistan trade deal, and the India/Iran trade deal.

    To find the guilty party look to who benefits.

    • d’Artagnan

      US is arming India now as counter to China. More wishful thinking.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Chinese media takes quiet satisfaction with JK-17 performance

      The event of the last two days have shown the PAF is the tip of the
      spear of the Pakistan Armed Forces. The JF-17 with 15 years of
      operational experience is now getting a chance to prove itself. Reports
      state that the JF-17 has fired BVR missiles and carried out air strikes. It out-performed more advanced IAF Russian and western aircraft. Some of the PAF’s success can be attributed to better training and morale, but the superior performance of the joint Sino-Pak JF-17/FC1 can not be discounted.

      Now the JF-17 Block II can be considered a full spectrum battle 4th generation combat tested fighter.

    • zara ali

      CIA and Modi are the beneficiaries. I dont think we need to complicate the matter needlessly.
      The culprits are quite obvious.

  • d’Artagnan

    Indians made a huge miscalculation and came out looking weak and incompetent.

    • peacelover

      Exactly.Actually there is no match in morale and competence.We Pakistanis have much more advantage in morale.
      QUALITY counts not the quantity

  • Boxman

    I must say I am very disappointed to see the majority of posters taking a pro-Pakistan stance here. How stupid and short-sighted are you people? Can’t you see Pakistan is the cornerstone of the Saudi-led bloc that has wreaked so much havoc in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc. This unholy alliance of Saudi and Pakistan goes way back. Who do you think made it possible for the CIA and Mossad to kill so many Russians in Afghanistan? By supporting Pakistan you’re rooting for the same people that Russia, Syria and Iran are fighting.

    • H Eccles

      re.. ” Pakistan is the cornerstone of the Saudi-led bloc that has wreaked so much havoc in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc”

      Which orifice have you plucked that out of??

      • sam_koll

        Hello , the Saudis themselves have admitted to having several Nuclear bombs. You tell us which hole those were plucked from if not from Pakistan

        • Sinbad2

          Yes Saudi Arabia paid for the Pakistani nuclear weapon program.
          The Pakis wanted nukes, because their arch enemy India had them.
          Pakistan aligned with the US to protect themselves from India.
          But that was a long time ago and they are aware that the US starts conflicts between Pakistan and India to further American interests.
          Pakistan is trying to go straight and move away from the US/Saudi fanaticism, but the US does not let its hostages walk away without a fight.
          The US via Saudi Arabia, via al Qaeda would have committed the terror attack against India.

          • sam_koll

            Hey Cobber, you’re on the money.

        • H Eccles

          re .. “the Saudis themselves have admitted to having several Nuclear bombs”

          I believe that has been plucked out of your own hole… which one I dare not say..

    • sam_koll

      How many nuclear bomb did Pakistan sell to the Saudis

      • gustavo

        None yet.

        • sam_koll

          did you see that video where one of the Saudi Govt Minister brags about the number of Atomic bombs that are in their possession?

          Where would you say those bombs originated? Dimona?
          My money is on Islamabad!

          • gustavo

            To me this is just propaganda. There is not real evidence that Saudis have nuclear weapons. If Saudis would had nuclear weapons, Russia-UK-USA-China-France would have made already a terrible shout. This is a very delicate statement and it must not be based on videos, facebook, whatsup, twitter of such a staff.

  • LaRata

    Aim – 120 C5 was found. So F-16 block 50 from Pakistan was used…

    https://sputniknews.com/asia/201902281072837631-pakistan-jet-india/

    • peacelover

      Laughable.
      PAKISTAN didn’t use F_16. THAT missile might be used by jf_17.

      • LaRata

        Hi
        The problem is that the Avionics for the JF 17 are Chinese and the US wil never allow the integration of AIM 120 and the access codes for the Chinese Technicians for this combat planes …