Russia and United States Urged India and Pakistan to Peace
OREANDA-NEWS Russia is seriously concerned about the aggravation of the conflict between Pakistan and India, Director of the second Department of the Asian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov. According to him, the escalation of the situation "shows how much the relationship between these two important States is extremely important for the stability of the entire region." "We hope very much that the tension will be neutralized as soon as possible," the representative of the foreign Ministry said.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the Kremlin is concerned about the aggravation of the conflict between India and Pakistan.
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo also called on India and Pakistan to "exercise restraint and avoid escalation at all costs." As the press service of the State Department, Mr. Pompeo held telephone talks with the foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj, during which us Secretary of state stressed "the importance of maintaining peace and security in the region." Later, Mike Pompeo called the Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmud Kureshi and urged him to "avoid military action" and "take measures against terrorist groups operating on its territory."
Spokesman of the US Foreign Ministry - Lu Kang also called on Pakistan and India to exercise restraint. He expressed hope that the two countries "will be able to maintain good-neighborly relations." We are puzzled that peace and stability remain in South Asia, so we hope that India and Pakistan will be able to show restraint," he said.
On Tuesday night, 12 fighters "Mirage" Indian air force struck on the territory of Pakistan-controlled by the state of Kashmir. Indian authorities claim that their fighter pilots bombed a camp of militants who prepared attacks and trained suicide bombers. Pakistan military shot down 2 Indian aircraft.
Then the Indian air force shot down a Pakistani F-16. It was multipurpose fighter. India sure that Pakistan military aircraft dropped bombs in the area of the Indian army and flew back.