How India and Pakistan compare militarily

How India and Pakistan compare militarily

How India and Pakistan compare militarily

In this image taken from video released by Pakistan's military, showing what they claim to be an Indian pilot who was captured after his plane was shot down by Pakistan's Air Force in the country's part of Kashmir.

After a suspenseful wait lasting hours, Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman finally returned home from captivity in Pakistan on Friday, a major step towards defusing a near-war situation triggered by India's retaliation + over Pakistan's continued support for terrorism. Indian media reports said India wanted to send a special plane to bring back the 35-year-old wing commander, but Pakistan turned down the request.

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A missile shown in a picture by India as having been fired by Pakistan using its F-16 fighter jets in a surprise attack this week actually belonged to Taiwan, according to Pakistani media reports.

Air Canada is resuming flights to northern India today after Pakistan announced it would re-open its airspace Friday despite ongoing tensions between the two nuclear powers.

The agency issued a statement on Friday saying all domestic and worldwide flights will be allowed to and from the cities of Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. It said other airports, including the one located in the eastern city of Lahore that borders India, will remain closed until March 4.

Seven civilians were injured on the Indian-controlled side of Kashmir, in the Uri border area, by Pakistani firing over night, Indian officials said.

In the air, India could mobilize 814 combat aircraft, almost twice that of Pakistan, which had 425.

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"Pakistan wants peace, but it should not be treated as our weakness", he said.

Simultaneously, the U.S. has urged both India and Pakistan to take immediate steps to de-escalate tensions.

They have fought three wars against each other, two directly dealing with the disputed region.

In India, an official from Modi's ruling Bharatiya Janata party predicted the exchange of airstrikes with Pakistan would help his party win more seats in parliamentary elections expected this spring.

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal acknowledged his country received a "dossier" from India about the February 14 attack.

He finally emerged at around 9.15 pm India time at the Attari-Wagah checkpost on the Pakistani side, accompanied by Pakistani rangers, the Indian air attache posted in the high commission in Islamabad.

Tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack claimed by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). New Delhi said "a very large number of terrorists" were killed.

Indian army soldiers near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft apparently shot down by Pakistan.

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