February 27, 2019 / 1:08 PM / 7 months ago

Pakistan says has only one downed Indian pilot

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan’s chief military spokesman said on Wednesday the Pakistani army currently had only one downed Indian pilot in custody, having previously said two pilots had been captured, one of whom was wounded.

“There is only one pilot under Pakistan Army’s custody,” Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet above a photograph apparently showing the captured pilot, who was shot down earlier in the day after responding to a Pakistani air strike in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Reporting by James Mackenzie; editing by Darren Schuettler

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