Post the military confrontation between the neighbours, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed that the Indian Air Force repulsed the attempt by Pakistan to target India's military installations, shooting down Pakistan Air Force's F-16s and on the sidelines Pakistan PM Imran Khan released a video pleading for talks on terror with India.
Following the counter-terrorism strikes by India on UN-designated Jaish-e-Mohammed lavish terror-camps functioning within the Pakistan territory after on Tuesday on the basis of credible intelligence to which Pakistan Defence retaliated by violating India's airspace and further insisted for dialogue asking India that 'with the weapons you have and the weapons we have, can we really afford a miscalculation?'
He said, "Now the issue is where do we go from here? I'd like to appeal to India that it is important that we use our wisdom. All the wars in the world have been miscalculated. Nobody knew where it would go even after it was started."
"I ask India, with the weapons you have and the weapons we have, can we really afford a miscalculation? If this escalates, it will no longer be in my control or in Modi's. We invite you for dialogue, better sense must prevail," he added.
India has held its stand on Imran Khan's repeated plead for dialogue saying that 'terror and talks can't go hand in hand'
Addressing a joint news briefing of the MEA and the IAF, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirmed that Indian military bases had been the target of Pakistan's F-16s in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector on Wednesday morning at around 10:30 am, but with Indian forces in a state of readiness given the situation, the incursion was detected and foiled.
"In the aerial engagement, one Pakistani fighter was shot down by a MIG-21 Bison", the Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson stated, adding that the Pakistani Aircraft was seen by ground forces crashing in Pakistan's territory.
However, in the anti-Pak operation, one Indian MIG-21 was lost, with the pilot currently missing in action.
"We have unfortunately lost one MIG-21. The Pilot is missing in action. Pakistan has claimed the pilot in its custody. We are ascertaining the facts", the MEA spokesperson said before concluding the press briefing.