- Pakistan shot down two Indian jets on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces said, a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a war in 1971.
- 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 on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.
- Indian air force planes strayed into Pakistani airspace on Wednesday after Pakistan had carried out airstrikes in Indian-occupied Kashmir, said Major General Asif Ghafoor, a spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces.
"For now, there’s still hope that tensions will die down."
“But it’s a new world with no patience for terror as an instrument of policy.”
“It is striking how few are willing to buy the Pakistani argument, condemn India, or take a ‘both sides’ approach anymore.”
February 27, 2019 - 1:59 AM EDT
The Washington Post
That requires a far deeper reckoning within Pakistan over the outlook of its military, a reckoning that would probably take place only if Islamabad is subject to a sustained international pressure campaign. Given Pakistan’s strategic importance to a host of major powers — from Washington to Riyadh to Beijing — true diplomatic isolation is not in the cards.Still, Madan said she was “skeptical” that the present state of play “will lead to fundamental change.”