We don't want war, but we may have no choice, say voices on both sides of India-Pakistan row
New Delhi and Islamabad have long been at loggerheads over the disputed Kashmir, having fought three wars over the territory. The smouldering conflict escalated on Tuesday, when the Indian military launched an air strike, claiming it bombed out terrorist camps on a Pakistani-controlled area of Kashmir to avenge an earlier suicide blast that had killed 42 paramilitary troopers. Islamabad then announced that it downed two Indian aircraft and captured one pilot. On Wednesday, India in turn claimed that it shot down a Pakistani fighter jet and lost one of its own aircraft while repelling an attack.
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