China urges Pakistan and India to show restraint, seek dialogue

That year also saw an Indian fighter jet shoot down a Pakistani naval aircraft, killing all 16 on board. The pilot is missing in action.

Weird video emerged Wednesday showing a captured Indian pilot calmly sipping tea and insisting he's been treated fairly by Pakistani forces - hours after he was beaten up after his plane was shot down.

The dramatic escalation has ignited fears of an all-out conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours.

One of the aircraft fell on India's side of Kashmir, while the second came down in Pakistani-held territory, and its pilot was captured, he added.

Canada's largest carrier cancelled one flight to India from Vancouver and another flight en route to Delhi has turned back to Toronto, spokeswoman Isabelle Arthur said by e-mail.

Regionally, it says to avoid all travel to Jammu and Kashmir. Showing our will and resolve, we do not want to escalate and want to follow a path of peace.

Addressing his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a televised speech, Khan said: "Better sense should prevail".

The spokesperson said Air Canada would resume service to India "once the situation normalizes and we determine it is safe to do so".

Pakistan Air Force fighter jets had violated Indian airspace on Wednesday morning.

"This was not a retaliation to continued Indian belligerence".

The MEA stated that a dossier was handed over to Pakistan with details on terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed complicity in Pulwama terror attack.

What were the air strikes about?

Pakistan has played down the incident.

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India, earlier on Wednesday, shut several airports in the northern part of the country temporarily, leading to dozens of domestic flight cancellations after Pakistani warplanes crossed a disputed border into the Indian side of Kashmir.

"Pakistan's plan was that there should be no casualties or damage, only to show Pakistani capability", said Khan. Sole objective being to demonstrate our right, will and capability for self defence.

Pakistan has sought help from the United Nations to de-escalate the situation, while India - which is facing national elections in a few weeks - reached out to countries including U.S., U.K., China, France and Russian Federation and urged the government in Islamabad to take action against terrorist groups based in the country.

A map of the Kashmir region. One of the downed planes crashed in Pakistan's part of Kashmir while the other went down in an Indian-controlled section of the Himalayan region, Pakistan's army spokesman Maj.

Pakistan said it shot down two Indian aircraft from inside its airspace Wednesday and launched strikes inside Indian-controlled Kashmir, one day after India sent jets into Pakistani territory for the first time since 1971 and dropped bombs there. Senior government officials said there were no reports of any casualty. "We should sit down and talk about differences", he said.

According to local Pakistani police official Mohammad Altaf, the six fatalities in the Indian shelling earlier on Wednesday included children.

The tension erupted in the wake of a terrorist bombing February 14 inside Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary troops.

Islamabad, while denying the Indian strike caused any major damage or casualties, had vowed to retaliate, fuelling fears of a unsafe confrontation in South Asia.

Retired diplomat Lalit Mansingh said on Wednesday that India's policy of strategic restraint "is no longer".

"During the attack, great care was taken to ensure the general public was not harmed". New Delhi had retaliated to a lower-casualty attack in Kashmir in September 2016 by conducting what it called "surgical strikes" into Pakistan-administered Kashmir, taking out facilities used by terrorists.

"There is a threat of terrorist attacks, kidnapping and sectarian violence", the advisory reads. So the resolve of just these three countries can not fight it. "We need global cooperation".

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