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Kashmir conflict heats up as India, Pakistan claim to down each other's jets

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By James Mackenzie and Alasdair Pal

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Cold water needs to be poured all over this situation as quickly as possible.

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The UN should step in to deescalate things.

India and Pakistan are nuclear powers, and it's been calculated already that a conflict between the two using these weapons would be enough to create a catastrophic nuclear winter.

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Luckily the US can provide a steadying influence with the leadership Trump provides. Nothing this difficult conflict poses that he can’t solve in a tweet or two between Big Mac naps.

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India and Pakistan both said they shot down each other's fighter jets on Wednesday, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot a day after Indian warplanes struck inside Pakistan for the first time since a 1971 war, prompting world powers to urge restraint.

The soon-to-be residents of Pakistan and India hated each other long before Ghandi's movement that led to the separation of India from the British. Hated each other. Nothing has changed. The hatred boils over, attacks occur, someone somewhere convinces the haters to calm down, and everyone then waits for the next attacks to occur.

The only difference between the hatred of the 1940's and the hatred of today is that both participants have nuclear weapons.

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Pakistan workers min wage for companies =$2500 per year.

India, $2-10 a day.

In 2018, India allocated four trillion rupees ($58bn), or 2.1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), to support its 1.4 million active troops, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Last year, Pakistan spent 1.26 trillion Pakistani rupees ($11bn), about 3.6 percent of its GDP, on its 653,800 troops. It also received $100m in foreign military assistance in 2018.

Who makes the planes, missile launchers, subs etc for massive profit?

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Need cool heads from both sides.

its understandable that Modi needs ratings to win election but on what price?

Indian media was runing like mad dog after so called "Surgical Strike" and after getting pounding everything is calm.hope warmongers will remain shut for a some time now.

oh btw 2 indian jets downed Mig-21 2nd probably SU-30MKI .and nil from pakistan side.just to make your record straight.

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I can see how a F-16 can shoot down a Mig 21 but a Mig 21 shooting down a F-16 is a bit of a stretch.

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