Pakistan shot down two Indian aircraft, arrested one or two pilots (vid.)

Pakistani Air Force shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. According to Spokesperson of the Pakistani Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor, one of the aircraft fell inside the Pakistani side of Kashmir, while the other fell inside the Indian side.

One Indian pilot is said to be arrested by troops on the ground. Other sources are saying that the arrested pilots are two. On the other hand, police officials in the Indian-administered Kashmir region said that two pilots and a civilian had died after an Indian air force plane crashed in Kashmir.

Pakistan had “no choice” but to respond to India’s attack on its territory but did not want to escalate the crisis. To this end Pakistani Ai Forces avoided hitting military targets or causing casualties Maj. Gen. Ghafoor said.