Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: Reuters

Kashmir conflict: captured Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman will be freed on Friday as ‘peace gesture’, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan

  • Khan warned that the de-escalation effort ‘should not be considered as weakness’
  • Top Indian military chiefs said the army remained on a ‘heightened’ state of alert
Topic |   Kashmir

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. Photo: Reuters
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People and Indian army troops gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed about 34km south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: Xinhua

Kashmir conflict explained: what took Pakistan and India to brink of war?

  • Pakistani forces shot down an Indian fighter jet in its airspace and has a pilot in its custody, while India says it too shot down a Pakistani fighter jet
  • It follows a suicide attack on Indian troops in February, which brought further pressure on Prime Minister Modi to retaliate
Topic |   India

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People and Indian army troops gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed about 34km south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: Xinhua
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