Pakistan releases video of captured Indian pilot

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Speaking on Tuesday to a huge, cheering crowd at an election rally in the state of Rajasthan, Modi twice stated that India was "in safe hands" and declared it a "glorious day", without explicitly mentioning the attack.

In his letter to the OIC chief, the foreign minister has expressed reservations at OIC extending an invitation to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Four Pakistani civilians were killed and 10 others were injured in cross-border shelling on Tuesday.

India said Wednesday that a fighter pilot of the Indian Air Force was missing in action after his aircraft was "lost" following fighting with Pakistani fighter jets in Jammu and Kashmir. We are ascertaining the facts. It says the Pakistanis have "no intention of escalation, but are fully prepared to do so if forced into that paradigm".

Pakistan indefinitely closes at least three airports in cities located near the Indian border, military spokesman Asif Ghafoor tells reporters.

He said the flight operations from and to Lahore, Sialkot, Faisalabad, Multan and Rawalpindi/Islamabad airports have been suspended.

All incoming and outgoing local and global flights have been suspended until further orders, he added.

Ghafoor later told a press conference: "This was not a retaliation in true sense, but to tell Pakistan has capability, we can do it, but we want to be responsible, we don't want an escalation, we don't want a war".

Videos are circulating on social media that claim to show the arrested Indian pilot in Pakistan's custody.

"One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK".

Lodhi held a series of intense meetings with key diplomats and United Nations officials following Tuesday's "blatant violations" of the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian Air Force, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

The move comes amid escalation of tension between India and Pakistan after IAF carried out strikes on terror bases in Pakistan. Indian authorities declined to comment.

There are reports that several airports in Pakistan are also shut, but Pakistan's civil aviation authority says it can not confirm that at this time.

Residents on both sides of the de-factor frontier, the so called Line of Control, said there were exchanges of fire between the two sides through the night.

Elaborating on China's stand Wang said "on the recent developments between India and Pakistan, China appreciates the statements from Indian and Pakistani friends saying that they will exercise and avoid escalation of the situation".

A pilot and a co-pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF) were killed after a Mi-17 jet crashed Wednesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian officials said.

Pompeo's statement, issued February 26, followed the Indian air attack in the disputed Kashmir region.

New Delhi is seeking to ease tensions with Islamabad, as the U.S. urges the nuclear-armed neighbours to "exercise restraint".

The target was a camp run by Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide auto bombing in Kashmir which killed 40 members of India's security forces.

India on Tuesday bombed and destroyed JeM's biggest training camp in Balakot, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC), killing a "very large number" of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders.

All flights from Kabul to India have been cancelled until further notice while India's state-run carrier Air India has cancelled its flights until the first week of March, an airline official in Kabul said.