UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The media reported the crash of an Indian fighter on the Pakistan border.
A MiG-21 Indian Air Force crashed on the ground at the border with Pakistan. The pilot has managed to eject and his days are not in danger, said the Indian sources, reports the Russian news agency Sputnik.
The Indian Air Force announced in a statement that the aircraft was on a routine flight when the incident occurred. An inquiry has been opened in this regard.
In a telephone conversation a few days ago with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed deep concern over recent tensions between India and Pakistan. Zarif also proposed to the head of Pakistani diplomacy the mediation of Tehran to resolve the crisis through a negotiated solution.
Zarif then called for Islamabad and New Delhi to be restrained and to sit down at the negotiating table as soon as possible. The Iranian Foreign Minister will talk on the phone with his Indian counterpart.
Military tensions between India and Pakistan grew in late February. Indian officials said three Pakistani aircraft had violated the country’s airspace while the Pakistani army said it had destroyed two Indian fighter jets in its airspace in Kashmir. India said it had conducted “pre-emptive” air strikes against a militia training camp in Pakistan shortly after the Pakistani army accused New Delhi of violating its territory in the Kashmir region.
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