Air traffic in India and Pakistan to normalize again after a week of rising tensions in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani airspace Thursday is open again. Previously closed Indian airports in the north of the country, are also open again.
The closures followed a confrontation between the Indian and Pakistani air force over the disputed Kashmir.
Indian aircraft carried out last Tuesday, an air raid on extremists in the Pakistani part of Kashmir. That was a retaliatory action for an attack two weeks ago in Kashmir was committed. Militant muslims brought a car bomb explosion, in which forty Indian policemen were killed.
The Pakistani air defenses and air force reacted to the Indian air attack.
There are known three aircraft shot down: two Indian and one from Pakistan. An Indian pilot was captured after his fighter plane had crashed in Pakistani territory.
The Pakistani Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has, according to news channel Geo TV on Thursday said that his country is willing to put the pilot back to the house to let it go, if that helps the tensions between the two countries to reduce.
Kashmir counts as dangerous potential seat of fire
India and Pakistan each have about half of Jammu and Kashmir in the hands. Both countries consider the region as a whole as part of their nation. Because India and Pakistan have a long history of conflict, both nuclear powers, Kashmir is one of the most dangerous potential flashpoints in the world.
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