Pakistan has just announced that it has shot down two Indian Air Forces jets that it says were in its airspace in Kashmir, and have arrested one pilot on the ground.

According to Pakistani military spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, one of the planes had fallen in Pakistan-controlled territory, the other landing in India.

This comes after India's Tuesday strikes against militants in Pakistan; the strikes were in retaliation for an attack carried out by militants on Indian troops, in Indian-administered Kashmir.

This event makes a potential major increase in tensions for the two bitterly rivaled nations. Two nations which are of course nuclear powers.

We await more details.


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(Note, the photo provided is an Indian plane, but not of one of the two shotdown aircraft)