11:59 AM IST: Civilian flight activity at J&K, Punjab airports suspended untill further notice: Sources
Top sources at the Airports Authority of India said all civilian flight activity in Jammu and Kashmir (Srinagar and Jammu) and Punjab airports have been suspended until further notice.
11:57 AM IST: Pakistan claims it shot down 2 Indian planes, took 1 pilot into custody
Pakistan is claiming it has shot down two Indian aircraft “inside Pakistani airspace” and that the Indian Air Force crossed the Line of Control in response to Pakistan Air Force strikes in the morning. Major General Asif Ghafoor, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s Armed Forces, claimed that one of the aircraft fell in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and that the other fell in Jammu and Kashmir. One Indian pilot was arrested by troops on the ground “while two in the area [sic]”, he said.
11:49 AM IST: BREAKING: The aircraft that crashed in Budgam was an IAF Mi-17 transport chopper, ANI reports