Indian Navy on high alert amid tensions with Pakistan

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28 February 2019

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated this week after Pakistan reportedly shot down a pair of Indian Air Force warplanes which flew into Pakistani-controlled territory in the contested province of Kashmir, ONA reports citing The India Times.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Indian armed forces officials confirmed having shot down a Pakistani Air Force F-16, saying the plane was downed by an Indian MiG 21 Bison on February 27 in a skirmish.

Indian military officials also stressed that the Indian Navy was put in a high state of readiness amid tensions between the two countries.

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