UPDATED 6:41 AM EST (WED) SEE BOTTOM -- A fighter jet from the India Air Force (IAF) is "down" in Kashmir. The jet hit the ground at Garend Kalan village in Budgam district of Central Kashmir. UPDATE: PAKISTAN FIGHTER JETS ENTER INDIA AIR SPACE (SEE BOTTOM)
No word yet on whether or not the jet simply crashed or was shot down. REPEAT: NO WORD ON HOW THIS HAPPENED.
UPDATE 12:33 AM EST --
The photo above is from locals in the area where the India Air Force Fighter Jet went down. THEY claim this photo is of a MISSILE TRAIL and that it was, in fact a missile which shot down the India Fighter Jet.
VIDEO from nearby
UPDATE 12:53 AM EST --
Numerous reports now coming in Pakistan Air Force jets entering Indian territory at Bimber, Rajouri, Jammu in Kashmir
UPDATE 12:58 AM EST --
India Air Force Jets lock-on to Pakistan Fighters, which IMMEDIATELY retreat back over the border into Pakistan.
UPDATE 1:12 AM EST --
Authorities have instructed the airport in Srinagar to keep their runways vacant.
WARNING .. GRAPHIC
Photo allegedly of DEAD PILOT in crash scene
WARNING - VERY GRAPHIC
UPDATE 6:41 AM EST (WEDNESDAY 27 FEB.) --
Now being told that TWO India fighter jets were shot down, One IAF went down in Indian territory, another in Pakistani territory. Two IAF pilots ejected in Pakistani territory, one of them apprehended by Pakistani army, another being hunted!!!
Airspace shut over Pathankot, Jammu, Leh and Srinagar due to "security reason" say sources
JUST IN Pakistan foreign office issues statement that Pakistan has conducted "strikes across Line of Control from within Pakistani airspace".
PAKISTAN MILITARY SPOKESMAN -- "In response to PAF strikes this morning as released by MoFA, IAF crossed LOC. PAF shot down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace. One of the aircraft fell inside AJ&K while other fell inside IOK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area."
DOWNED JET VIDEO
Here is video from the scene of one of the shot down India Air Force Jets:
ALSO VIDEO OF FLAMING JET FALLING FROM SKY:
Numerous civilian flights not entering Pakistan airspace at this time. Diverting or returning to origin.
Pakistan shuts its airspace after Pak Air Force's F-16 was shot down by IAF.
Pakistan immediately stops its domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports.
Huge embarrassment coming to India/ IAF as Pakistan to produce the captured Indian pilot before media. — Pakistan Media
PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER IN MEETING NOW WITH MILITARY AND ***NUCLEAR*** COMMAND!
Raveesh Kumar, a spokesman for India's ministry of external affairs, said an air force Mig-21 Bison was "lost" in engagement with a Pakistani aircraft over an area of Indian-controlled Kashmir and that its pilot was "missing in action."
India airspace closure spilling over into Nepal, affecting more international flights
Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has officially closed its airspace until further notice & issued NOTAM.
"PAKISTAN AIRSPACE IS CLOSED."
INTERNET SHUT DOWN
Internet shut down in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Colleges, Schools, Offices shut in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
Pakistani Army is building up in the area.
Turkey's Foreign Minister has telephoned Pakistani Foreign Minister and reaffirmed Ankara's support to Pakistan.
Bahrain's Gulf Air says all flights to and from Pakistan suspended with immediate effect due to the closure of Pakistani airspace
Indian government reports in the engagement it lost 1 MiG-21 and shot down one Pakistani warplane
INDIAN SPOKESMAN SAYS PAKISTAN TARGETED MILITARY INSTALLATIONS IN INDIAN-CONTROLLED KASHMIR
STATEMENTS BY PAKISTAN PRIME MINISTER KHAN:
'We offered India our support for investigations [on Pulwama] [terrorist attack]. But we had to retaliate given that our sovereignty was breached. We acted today without inflicting collateral damage only to show our capabilities.
"We didn't take action earlier without assessing our own damage from Indian airstrikes because we wanted a justified response. Two Indian MiGs that entered Pakistani airspace today after our retaliation were shot down. But where do we go from here?
Pakistan once again invites India for talks over Pulwama (Kashmir) attack and all other issues.
If war breaks out between India and Pakistan, things will not be in my or (India Prime Minister) Modi's control.
The address is over now."
"We call on both sides (India & Pakistan) to show restraint and step up efforts to resolve existing problems by political and diplomatic means.", Statement by Russia
8:08 AM EST -- INDIA Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrives to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi over ongoing India-Pak tensions
8:33 AM EST -- Both India and Pakistani armies now exchanging heavy fire at multiple locations at Line of Control (LoC).
8:54 AM EST -- Indian and Pakistani armies exchanging heavy fire at Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sector of Poonch along LoC. There are also UNCONFIRMED reports of clashes breaking out at multiple other locations.
**** BULLETIN ****
After Pakistan downing of India jets, India media told by Government to inform the public "India-Pakistan relations AT POINT OF NO RETURN"
COVERT INTEL 9:04 AM EST --
Intelligence sources confirm to me directly this morning that the internal deliberations in BOTH India and Pakistan have arrived at THIS:
"Our region doesn't need de-escalation. It needs a clear winner and for the other side to shut the fuck up for a hundred years."
So there you have it. This is the internal "consensus" on BOTH sides. This situation does NOT appear to be cooling off AT ALL.
For the full chronological report of events between India and Pakistan over the past 36 hours, Click HERE
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