Indian air force plane crashes in Kashmir – Indian police official

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An Indian Air Force plane crashed in the disputed area of Kashmir on Wednesday, killing two pilots and a civilian, a police official said, amid heightened tensions with neighboring Pakistan.
India on Tuesday said it had launched an air strike inside Pakistan and that its warplanes killed “a very large number” of fighters at a militant training camp, raising the risk of conflict between the nuclear-armed neighbours. Pakistan denied there had been casualties, but has warned that it will respond to Indian aggression.
Tensions have been elevated since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police on Feb. 14, but the risk of conflict rose dramatically after India’s air strike on Tuesday.

An Indian Air Force’s Mi-17 transport chopper crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday due to a technical glitch. The jet crashed in an open field near Garend Kalaan village in Budgam at 10.05 am. However, picking up IAF crash visuals from the Indian media, the Pakistani media is trying to spread fake news and false propaganda.

A day after the Indian Air Force hit terror training camp in Pakistan’s Balakot, Pakistani jets on Wednesday tried to violate the Indian air space in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. However, they were pushed back by Indian aircraft. “The jets entered into Indian air space over Nowshera sector this morning,” an official said. They were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol.

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