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India-Pakistan Tension

Indian Air Force officials show sections of an exploded Amraam missile, said to be fired by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) F-16s, at an IAF, Army and Navy joint press conference at South Block in New Delhi.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after his jet went down following a strike by an enemy missile.

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Smoke rises from a mortar shell that was allegedly fired by the Pakistani troops at  Shahpur Kirni in Poonch district. At least two civilians were killed and seven others injured in cross-border firing by Pakistan.

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Pakistani Kashmiris look at a damage caused by artillery fired by Indian forces in Jura in Neelum Valley, along the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir.

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Pakistani army soldiers brief diplomats visiting an area that was affected in the firing by Indian forces, in Neelum Valley along the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir. Pakistan and India traded fire in Kashmir on Sunday, killing many people on both sides, officials said.

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Officials inspect the site of an unprovoked Pakistani shelling along the International Border (IB) during which a civilian was injured, in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Locals staged anti-Pakistan protest against frequent ceasefire violations.

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People pray during the funeral for three persons, who were killed in firing by Indian forces, at Nousehri near the highly militarized Line of Control that divides Kashmir, Pakistan. Pakistani and Indian soldiers traded fire in Kashmir killing at least nine people on both sides, officials said.

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Pakistani protesters rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, center, attends a Kashmir rally at the Prime Minister office in Islamabad, Pakistan. Khan said he had warned the international community that India could launch an attack on Pakistani-held Kashmir in an effort to divert the attention from human rights abuses in its portion of the Himalayan region.

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Pakistani protesters carry an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally to express solidarity with Indian Kashmiris in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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A paramilitary soldier stops a civilian on a scooter at a temporary check point during restrictions in Srinagar.

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A paramilitary soldier stands guard at a check point during restrictions in Srinagar. India said it has information that Pakistan is trying to infiltrate terrorists into the country to carry out attacks amid rising tensions over New Delhi's decision to abrogate the autonomy of Kashmir.

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Protesters hang an effigy of Indian Premier Narendra Modi during a rally against India on Pakistan's Independence Day, in Karachi, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani protester beats a burning effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest in Quetta, Pakistan. Pakistan's prime minister has questioned the silence of world community over recent change in the status of Kashmir by New Delhi and lingering imposition of security clampdown which deprived Kashmiri people of their basic rights.

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The Delhi-Lahore bus, also known as Sada-e-Sarhad, leaves for Lahore from Ambedkar terminal in New Delhi. Despite tensions between Indo-Pak relations following the scrapping of the provisions of Article 370 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the bus service continued uninterrupted.

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Pakistani students attend an anti-Indian rally in Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan has decided to downgrade its diplomatic ties with neighboring India and suspend bilateral trade in response to New Delhi's decision to reduce the special status of Kashmir, a Himalayan region claimed by both countries.

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Passengers from Pakistan unload their belongings from the Samjhauta Express as they arrive in Attari.

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Passengers from arrive by Samjhauta Express in Attari. Pakistani authorities restored the Samjhauta Express services between Lahore and Delhi today, days after the train was suspended due to tense bilateral ties.

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People hold placards as they form a human chain against unilateral air strikes by India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack, in New Delhi.

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A passenger looks out from a train on her way to India, after being stranded in Pakistan for a week, at Lahore Railway Station in Pakistan. A Pakistani railways official says a key train service between Pakistan and neighbouring India has been resumed, a sign on easing tensions between the two South Asian nuclear-armed rivals.

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Pakistani family waves to their Indian relatives, who are leaving to return to India, after being stranded in Pakistan for a week, at Lahore Railway Station in Pakistan.

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Members of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participate in a candlelit vigil against the war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A member of the civil society group, Citizens of Lahore, participates in a candlelit vigil against war, in Lahore, Pakistan.

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A stranded Indian passenger takes care of her child at Lahore railway station while waiting for the resumption of train to travel to India, in Lahore, Pakistan. A Pakistani Cabinet minister says a key train service between Pakistan and neighboring India will resume on Monday, a sign on easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals. The train service, known as Samjhauta Express, was suspended by Pakistani authorities this past week, stranding people on both sides.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthama's return to India, in Ahmedabad.

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People wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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Security officials and people wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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People jubilate as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, in Jabalpur.

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BJP workers jubilate after the release of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, in Ranchi.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagha border near Amritsar.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for the arrival of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman near Attari-Wagah border near Amritsar.

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People jubilate with a Tricolour as they wait for IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthama's return to India in New Delhi.

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Members of Kasturi Karnataka Janapara Vedike hold placards as they wait for the return of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthama, in Bengaluru.

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People jubilate after the release of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, outside the airport in New Delhi.

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People celebrate after the return of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Attari-Wagah border, near Amritsar.

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BJP workers jubilate after the release of IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistan, in Ranchi.

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A vehicle carrying IAF pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leaves from Attari-Wagah border after his release by Pakistan, near Amritsar.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman (C) as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman as he is released by Pakistan authorities at Wagah border on the Pakistani side. Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan after his jet went down following a strike by an enemy missile.

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People shout slogans carrying a huge garland as they wait to welcome Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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Policemen and media person wait for the return of Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar.

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Indian policemen stand guard as they prepare to receive Indian pilot at India Pakistan border at Wagah, 28 kilometers (17.5 miles) from Amritsar. Pakistan is preparing to hand over a captured Indian pilot as shelling continued for a third night across the disputed Kashmir border even as the two nuclear-armed neighbors seek to defuse the most serious confrontation in two decades.

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School students gather for safe return of Air Force Pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan yesterday, in Ahmedabad.

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Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh vists first line of Defence, at Tarn Taran Border amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan.

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Police officials and locals carry an injured for treatment to a hospital after firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector of J & K.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrol along the international border as security beefs up amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, at Attari near Amritsar.

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Border Security Force (BSF) personnel keep vigil along the international border as security beefs up amid escalating tension between India and Pakistan, at Attari near Amritsar.

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(L to R) Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor, Maj Gen Surinder Singh Mahal and Rear Admiral Dalbir Singh Gujral at a military press conference at South Block in New Delhi.

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Air Force Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor addresses the media on the recovery of a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi.

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Defense officials display a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi.

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Defense officials display a part of an air-to-air AMRAAM missile which was allegedly fired by Pakistani Air Force aircraft violating Indian airspace, in New Delhi. Indian Air Vice Marshal R.G.K. Kapoor said parts of the missiles which are carried only on F-16s were recovered within Indian territory. India said it shot down a Pakistani warplane, something Islamabad denied.

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Air Marshal (retd) S Varthaman father of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman leave for Delhi airport from his residence, in Chennai. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan announced the release of Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting on security at his residence, in New Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and other officials are also seen.

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard near the wreckage of an Indian plane shot down by the Pakistan military on Wednesday, in Hurran, near the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir.

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A Pakistani soldier stands guard near the wreckage of an Indian plane shot down by the Pakistan military on Wednesday, in Hurran, near the Line of Control in Pakistani Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran Khan said Pakistan will release the captured Indian fighter pilot as a "peace gesture" toward India.

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People shift a civilian for treatments after he received injuries during firing and mortar shelling by the Pakistani Army along the LoC in Poonch district of J & K.

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Pakistani protesters burn an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an anti-Indian rally in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani troops stand guard on a blocked road to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan. Pakistan closed airports for civilians operations amid tension along the border with India.

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Indian army artillery vehicles drive on a highway in Akhnoor. Pakistan’s military said it shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured a pilot, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in the last two decades.

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An Army convoy moves through Thane.

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Security personnel check passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station after a high alert in the wake of the rising tension between India and Pakistan, in Mumbai.

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Villagers take shelter at a shrine after shelling by the Pakistani Army near the Line of Control (LoC), at Mendhar in Poonch district.

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A man transports empty cooking gas cylinders on a bicycle as he walks past a closed market during a strike in Srinagar. As tensions escalate between India and Pakistan, shops and business remained closed for the second consecutive day in Kashmir following a strike call by separatist leaders to protest Tuesday's raids on key separatist leaders by Indian intelligence officers.

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Indian passengers arrive at Lahore railway station to travel to India, in Pakistan. The Pakistan government temporally suspended the Pakistan-Indian bound Samjhuta Express after escalation tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

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Border villagers take shelter in a bunker at Ranbir Singh Pura Sector in the wake of heavy shelling across the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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Border villagers take shelter at a bunker at Ranbir Singh Pura Sector in the wake of heavy shelling across the India-Pakistan international border, in Jammu.

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This still image taken from video circulated by Pakistan's military shows a man who identified himself as the pilot of an Indian military aircraft that was shot down over a part of the mountainous Kashmir region controlled by Pakistan.

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Pakistani soldiers patrol in the area where Indian planes launched a pre-dawn airstrike on Tuesday inside Pakistan that India said targeted a terrorist training camp, in Jaba, near Balakot, Pakistan.

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A worker paints the red and white medical emblem of cross on the roof of SMHS hospital as tensions escalate between India and Pakistan in Srinagar.

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MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar and Air Vice Marshal RGK Kapoor at a media briefing in New Delhi.

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Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Islami Jamiat-e-Talaba hold a rally against India, in Pakistan.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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Air passengers stranded after Amritsar airport was shut down in the view of the tension along the Pakistan border, in Amritsar.

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