India has accused Pakistan of an “unprovoked act of aggression” after both countries claimed to have shot down each other’s military jets.

Islamabad captured an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war.

Tension has been running high since a suicide car bombing by Pakistan-based militants in Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police earlier this month.

But the risk of conflict rose dramatically on Tuesday when India launched an air strike on what it said was a militant training base.

New Delhi claimed at least 300 militants were killed in Tuesday’s strike, while Pakistan says no one was killed.

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