Pakistan hails Russia’s mediation offer to resolve crisis with India

Minnie Murray
March 2, 2019

As tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals escalate, India has begun building more than 14,000 bunkers for families living along its border with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir state.

The pilot, identified as Wing Cmdr Abhinandan Varthaman, was taken in a convoy that set out from the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore to the border crossing at Wagah, escorted by military vehicles with soldiers, their weapons drawn.

"I tried to call Narendra Modi yesterday. You want to make it a common challenge, I am ready", he said.

"If they have solid inalienable evidence, share it with us", Qureshi said. I am happy that they have taken notice of the situation...

February 26: India claims to have hit "a large number" of militants in Pakistan.

New Delhi said it had handed over to Pakistan a dossier on "specific details" of involvement of the militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) in the Pulwama militant attack in Indian Kashmir on February 14, during which a suicide bomber drove a auto packed with explosives into a paramilitary convoy, killing at least 40 soldiers.

Fears of World War 3 are now rising with the increased tensions between Pakistan and India. "He wrote to the Indian Prime Minister to let the two Foreign Minister meet on the sidelines in NY so that they can chart a way forward", he claimed. The region has grappled with a separatist insurgency that has killed at least 70,000 people since the late 1980s.

Indian and Pakistani forces are engaged in a heavy exchange of fire at as many as eight different locations along the Line of Control separating the two countries' forces in Kashmir, multiple informed sources have told Sputnik.


The IAF pilot's MiG 21 was shot and he bailed out after bringing down one Pakistani F-16 fighter during the dogfight to repel a Pakistani attack on Wednesday morning.

"India will fight as one, India will win as one", Modi said.

Indian broadcaster DSport said it would no longer broadcast Pakistan Super League matches.

A military spokesperson confirmed that only one pilot was captured after previously reporting that two Indian pilots had been captured. India has been maintaining that they will not be negotiating for Wing Commander's release. It called upon the global community, including the United Nations Security Council, to condemn in unambiguous terms the Indian government's highly irresponsible action.

"Our leadership should reciprocate", she tweeted.

China, a close ally of Pakistan, has consistently blocked moves first by India and later by the U.S., the United Kingdom and France to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the 1267 Committee by putting technical holds.

28 February 2019: Samjhauta Express, a train that runs twice weekly between India and Pakistan, was suspended by the governments of Pakistan and India. Gen. Ravi Arora told BenarNews. Government buildings in Muzafarabad, the capital of the Pakistan-controlled section of Kashmir, were used to provide shelter to those who fled from border towns.

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