Live: Arun Jaitley warns opposition parties against 'ill-advised statement'

"Your ill-advised statement is being used by Pakistan to bolster its case."

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 22:29

India shot down a Pakistani F-16 jet that crossed the LoC after violating the Indian air space in retaliatory fire 3km within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector.  Indian Air Force took the action moments after Pakistani jets violated Indian airspace and dropped bombs. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan has claimed to have arrested an Indian pilot after shooting down two aircraft of Indian Air Force. 

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The head of the media wing of Pakistan’s military, Major General Asif Ghafoor, tweeted that one of the aircraft fell in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Live updates:

27 February 2019, 22:28 PM

In a joint statement issued after a meeting of all opposition parties, the government was accused of politicising sacrifices of Indian Armed Force. (Read report here)

27 February 2019, 22:24 PM

Arun Jaitley's message to opposition parties: 

* Cross border terror attack in Pulwama was a reality. Balakot Operation was India’s anti- terror preemptive strike to defend its sovereignty. Whole nation has spoken in one voice. Why then is India’s opposition alleging that government is politicising our anti-terror operations?

* Let the country speak in one voice. Please introspect - your ill-advised statement is being used by Pakistan to bolster its case.

27 February 2019, 22:21 PM

Read: What the world is saying on rising tensions between India and Pakistan

27 February 2019, 21:38 PM

Dawn reports that Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is briefing parliamentary leaders on tensions with India.

Pakistan army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and DG Inter-Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor also present.

27 February 2019, 21:30 PM

Air India re-routes flights to Mumbai, Ahmedabad. (Read full report here)

27 February 2019, 21:26 PM

Railway minister Piyush Goyal says there is no change in the schedule of Samjhauta Express. "We have not yet received any instructions from the authorities. We will follow whatever directions are received in this regard."

27 February 2019, 20:25 PM

Meeting between PM Modi and the three chiefs of armed forces concludes.

27 February 2019, 19:00 PM

India slams Pakistan for vulgar display of injured personnel of the Indian Air Force, says it is a violation of all norms of International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Convention.

"It was made clear that Pakistan would be well advised to ensure that no harm comes to the Indian defence personnel in its custody. India also expects his immediate and safe return."


27 February 2019, 18:37 PM

Reuters says Pakistani military spokesperson has now said one Indian pilot in custody. Pakistan had previously claimed that two IAF pilots had been taken into custody.

27 February 2019, 17:13 PM

MEA has summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah.

27 February 2019, 16:39 PM

Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistan envoy to the US, has said that it is a worrying sign that no country supported Islamabad after IAF's raids.

He says even China asked both countries to exercise restraint rather than joining Pakistan in condemning IAF's raids. (Read full report here)

27 February 2019, 16:16 PM

Jammu and Kashmir Police issues helpline number: 01942451515

27 February 2019, 16:15 PM

Pakistan PM Imran Khan says PAF action today was in response to the raids carried out by IAF from a day earlier.

In his address to his nation, Imran once again said that dialogue must be given a chance but he steered clear of addressing the menace of terrorism in his country. (Read full report here)

27 February 2019, 15:21 PM

MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar confirms one Indian pilot is missing.

Here is what he said:

* Based on credible evidence that JeM planned to launch more attacks, we had launched our attack on Tuesday.

* Pakistan Air Force targetted Indian military installations today. Our alertness resulted in IAF responding immediately. One PAF jet was shot down. Ground forces saw PAF jet falling across the LoC.

* We have lost one MiG 21 in this engagement, one pilot is missing. Pakistan claims he in there custody. We are verifying the reports.

27 February 2019, 15:02 PM

NOTAM (Notice to Airmen to alert aircraft pilots of potential hazards along a flight route) has been withdrawn. Flight operations will resume, ANI reported.


27 February 2019, 15:00 PM

Zee Media reported that six MiG 21 aircraft had taken off from Srinagar air base in the morning to push back Pakistani Air Force planes. Five of them returned safely to the air base but one of them is still overdue.

27 February 2019, 14:50 PM

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to brief media at 3:15 pm today, ANI reported.


27 February 2019, 14:37 PM

"Two terrorists belonging to JeM were killed in today's encounter. One terrorist belonged to Pakistan and one was a local. Police has started the investigation," IGP Kashmir SP Pani on Wednesday's Shopian encounter.


27 February 2019, 14:35 PM

Air India avoiding route of Pakistan air space with immediate effect. India use Pakistan airspace for flights to Gulf countries, Europe and USA, Air India official was quoted as saying by ANI.


27 February 2019, 14:30 PM

Talking to ANI, Riyaz Malik, Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Uri, said: "There has been no damage or injuries, firing from across the border has also stopped & everything is okay now. We have a plan for evacuation, transportation, rehabilitation & medical facilities but there is no need to panic for now."

27 February 2019, 14:29 PM

ANI reported that Congress has postponed the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting and rally scheduled to be held in Ahmedabad on Thursday due to the heightened tension on the border. 

27 February 2019, 14:25 PM

Internet services have been suspended in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), while schools and colleges have also been shut in the area.

27 February 2019, 14:18 PM

Flight operations temporarily suspended at Shimla, Bhuntar and Gagal airports, ANI reports.


27 February 2019, 14:12 PM

China’s Foreign Ministry has reiterated its call for India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, reports Reuters

27 February 2019, 14:08 PM

A week is too long a time for any country. If you look at last 24 hours, one week would appear to be a day. The kind of things we see...I remember when the US Navy SEALs had taken Osama Bin Laden from Abbottabad (Pakistan),then can't we do the same?," says Arun Jaitley.



27 February 2019, 13:27 PM

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met in New Delhi and approved the acquisition of defence equipment worth Rs 2700 crores.


27 February 2019, 13:18 PM

When US Navy Seals can kill Osama Bin Laden in Abbottabad, then anything is possible, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

27 February 2019, 13:12 PM

 There are no reports of any IAF jet suffering damage in action by Pakistani fighter jets, defence sources said on Wednesday.

27 February 2019, 12:58 PM

Emergency meeting has been called by Pakistan Energy Ministry to take stock of oil supplies to defence forces. Sources claim that Pakistan is running low on oil supplies for its fighter jets.

27 February 2019, 12:55 PM

PM Modi cut short his address at a function in Vigyan Bhawan in order to attend a meeting to review the security situation in the aftermath of Pakistan’s attempt to violate Indian air space.

27 February 2019, 12:53 PM

NSA Ajit Doval talks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, apprises him of border situation and security preparations.

27 February 2019, 12:45 PM

Home Minister Rajnath Singh met all paramilitary DGs and the security establishment. During the meeting, Singh was briefed about the border situation. 

27 February 2019, 12:42 PM

International flights that transit between Indian and Pakistani airspace now being affected. Some flights returning to origin, while others appear to be seeking alternate routing.


27 February 2019, 12:35 PM

Pakistan also stops its domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports.


27 February 2019, 12:33 PM

Sensex falls 221.57 points to 35,752.14, while Nifty falls 71.75 points to 10,763.55 as tensions heighten between India and Pakistan after three Pakistani jets violated Indian airscape.

27 February 2019, 12:28 PM

Flight operations have been suspended at Amritsar airport.


27 February 2019, 12:27 PM

Home Minister Rajnath Singh is holding a high-level meeting at North block; NSA, RAW chief, Home Secretary and other officials present at the meeting.


27 February 2019, 12:25 PM

Mumbai airport has cancelled flights to all four sectors that it operates. (Jammu, Srinagar, Amritsar and Chandigarh)

27 February 2019, 12:16 PM

The attack by Pakistan has come just hours before its National Command Authority (NCA) was set to meet in presence of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss a response to Tuesday's air strikes carried out by Indian Air Force.

27 February 2019, 12:10 PM

Parachute seen as Pakistan Air Force's F-16 was going down, condition of the pilot is unknown. Meanwhile, Pakistan has claimed that of the two Indian aircraft shot, one fell in PoK, other in J-K. 

27 February 2019, 12:08 PM

Pakistan Air Force's F-16 that violated Indian air space shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3KM within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector.


27 February 2019, 12:00 PM

Pakistan Air Force's F-16 that violated Indian air space shot down in Indian retaliatory fire 3KM within Pakistan territory in Lam valley, Nowshera sector.


27 February 2019, 11:57 AM

The Director General (DG) of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor has tweeted that Pakistani jets have shot down two Indian aircraft on Wednesday morning.


27 February 2019, 11:49 AM

Pictures of craters formed from Pakistani bombs dropped near Indian Army post in Rajouri sector.


27 February 2019, 11:46 AM

Pakistan Air Force jets violated Indian airspace in Rajouri sector, dropped bombs near Indian army force. No reports of casualties yet.


27 February 2019, 11:38 AM

The Pakistani jets entered Indian air space over Nowshera and Poonch sectors this morning but were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol, PTI reported.

27 February 2019, 11:36 AM

The Pakistani jets entered Indian air space over Nowshera and Poonch sectors this morning but were immediately pushed back by Indian jets on air patrol, PTI reported.

27 February 2019, 11:35 AM

Jammu and Kashmir police on military aircraft crash in Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam: "Two bodies have been found at the crash site."

27 February 2019, 11:24 AM

Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar and Pathankot in high alert. Airspace suspended due to security reason and many commercial flights on hold.


27 February 2019, 11:22 AM

Pakistani jets violate Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch and Rajouri sectors, drop bombs on way out, PTI reported quoting officials.