On February 27, Pakistan shot down 2 Indian Aircraft inside its airspace, according to a statement by the Pakistani Defense Ministry. A military spookesman said that one of the aircraft fell inside the Pakistani-controlled part of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while another one inside the Indian-controlled part of the region.
At least one Indian pilot was reportedly arrested by Pakistani troops.
In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 27, 2019
Photos and vidoes of the captured Indian pilot are already circulating in social media:
— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) February 27, 2019
On February 26, the Indian Air Force conducted a strike on what it described as a terrorist camp inside the Pakistani territory. The move led to the escalation of territorial conflict between Pakistan and India over Azad Jammu and Kashmir.