9 months India, Pakistan slay each others’ warplanes Manilatimes |World
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and India said Wednesday they had shot down each other’s warplanes in a dramatically escalating confrontation that has fuelled concerns of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed rivals. Calling for talks with India to defuse the situation, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned of the potentially catastrophic consequences should “better sense” not prevail. “Can we afford any miscalculation with the kind of weapons that we have and you have?” he said in a televised statement. While both sides have sought to play down the threat of war, the rare aerial engagement over the divided and disputed territory of ... more