Nuclear-armed India-Pakistan border encounter 2019

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  • Kashmir is a disputed region between India and Pakistan since 1947.
  • In a suicide attack on 14 February 2019, 40 Indian security personnel were killed in Indian administrated Kashmir. India blamed Pakistan based organization for the attack.
  • On 26 February 2019, Indian air force crossed the line of control (LOC) that divides Indian and Pakistani administrated Kashmir and dropped bombs in an¬†uninhabited area. It caused no damage or casualty.
  • On 27 February 2019, Pakistani air force crossed the LOC and dropped bombs near Indian military bases. It also caused no damage or casualty. However, one Indian MiG-21 warplane tried to chase the Pakistani JF-17 thunder and was shot down at the LOC. The Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman remained safe and landed in the Pakistani side and was captured.
  • Pakistan released the pilot on 1st March 2019.